Trish Dawson Producer at Large

Trish Dawson Producer of All Trades

Trish Dawson is the owner of Le Artiest, a 20 seat art studio in Tabor Heights where she’s establishing a non-profit community center. Here, she leads adult and kidz classes, painting parties, and corporate parties. Trish will paint upside down to show that art is for everyone — sacrificing perspective and neatness to teach her students that anyone can and should do art and that art is for the community.


Dawson, a world traveler and writer by trade whose family is originally from France, grew up in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The beauty of all those cultures has inspired her love of art and fashion design. Her mother received her master’s degree in Art Education and was a graphic illustrator for Air France in their creative advertising department. Trish grew up with the love of art all around her.

She has studied at Portland State University and the University of Portland. Her favorite studies include: architecture, writing, literature and the great masters. She took welding classes instructed by a 40 year veteran of Sea World in San Diego, CA, 3D graphic modeling from Marvel Comics and Watercolor from known Portland artists and around the world.

Trish Dawson has been teaching art in the community since she was 25 years old.

  • PCC Adult Education - pottery

  • Elementary school – drawing k-6th grade

  • Retirement Centers in PDX Metro area and Vanc, WA – Watercolor and acrylic painting

  • Promoting Fund Raising events in Oregon, CA, and NM –art installations

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