Dawn Cohen was born in Savannah, Georgia where she spent most of her adolescence. Dawn began her college studies at the University of Georgia completing a BFA in Art Education. She found herself back in Savannah shortly after college and began developing as a painter. Dawn still enjoys painting trips to Savannah and continues to make paintings of the shrimp boat communities and the downtown Victorian architecture.
Dawn received a Masters of Fine Art at Colorado State University. It was during graduate studies that she met her husband, Shaun Horne. They were married in 2000. In the midst of their graduate studies, they had a lovely daughter, Linda. After graduating in 2002, they moved their family to Crested Butte. Dawn and Shaun now make Crested Butte their home and have a second daughter named Esther, who was born in 2003.read Dawn Cohen’s Artist Statement