Diving into the ocean of life III (2021) in RHS Wisley

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My sculptures draw on my love of figurative expression and have always represented my vision and spirit of merging memory, wonder and joy.

Each sculpture explores form, texture and colour as layers are built up, producing a narrative within the piece, creating a dialogue for the viewer to explore their own emotions and stories.

‘…it is a reflection on the idea of life’s journey as a complex layer of comfort and chaos, strength and fragility, authenticity and vulnerability.’

...'“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” ~ Auguste Rodin

Recalling the childlike feeling of possibilities & cherishing the forgotten simplicity of living each day full of simple pleasures.

Taking time to breathe.  Taking time to play.  Taking time to enjoy.

Inspired to create characters that embody energy, life and love.

My wish is that these sculptures, will bring inspiration and joy. 


Exhorting us to embrace all that life has to offer.

I love telling a story, through a sculpture’s personality and character.  From the expression of their figure and natural curves, to their face, stance and movement.  My passion is in evidence in my art and has always represented my slightly quirky and humorous spirit vision of life.  I want my sculptures to connect and trigger reflection with the viewer.  By using universal themes, I tell the story of the beautiful and the strong, the wise and the naïve, the hesitant and the brave, and the loved. 

As an artist, nothing makes me happier than seeing someone connect and smile with my work. There’s no better feeling than when we experience a lift of our spirit. When captured, that exquisite moment can transcend our external environment.



Diving into the ocean of life III

Bronze resin on permanent display in

RHS Wisley garden, UK


BBC 1 winner

WINNER of BBC1 “Home is where the art is” series (S2E2) 


As the sun rose

Winner of the 2020 sculpture prize Surrey

On exhibition from 22 May to 22 June 2021

@ Lightbox gallery, Woking


WINNER of BBC1 “Home is where the art is” series 2 episode 2 

Catch the show here in UK:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000krgl/home-is-where-the-art-is-series-2-episode-2

Please note:  Due to the overwhelming response from the BBC1 'home is where the art is' show ~

no commissions will be accepted until further notice ~ sorry.


RHS WISLEY, Surrey ~ permanent display @ Bowles corner in garden(click here for interactive map location)

ARTISTRY GALLERY, Henley-on-Thames ~ ongoing

ART & SOUL, Culloden Estate & Spa in Holywood, just outside Belfast from 26th June – 18th July 


APPART, Surrey from 10 to 25 July

Dawn Conn The International Figurative Sculptor


Dawn Conn is an international figurative sculptor, based in Henley-on-Thames, UK, Brisbane, Australia and Dublin, Ireland.

Dawn’s unique mixed media and limited edition bronze are found in private and public collections in UK and Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland and USA.