Have you ever thought about your body as a canvas? If you could be anything- any array of your favorite colors, any abstract memory from your wildest dreams, any character from your favorite book or movie? Have you ever wanted to shed the skin that is your “everyday” attire and just be a stunning alien mermaid goddess for a day? Dawneeah’s your gateway. She’ll bring you to the line where empowerment meets fantasy.
A multidimensional artist, Dawneeah specializes in makeup, body paint, styling, and fine art. Whether she’s fulfilling a brief at a photoshoot or posted up at a party painting people to be their most epic selves, Dawneeah has an eye for all things colorful and mystical. She loves playing with galaxies, blacking out the pupils, making floating hair styles that defy gravity, and using a rainbow of colors to animate her looks to the fullest. Her precision with paint and makeup is detailed, yet reminiscent of freedom and imagination, her range of looks is SICKENING, and her overall vibe is smothered with self-love and power. She’s a boss when it comes to the intimacy of body painting, making you feel both comfortable and like you can really bloom into your best self (or alter ego.) Check out some of these transformations below:
When it comes to inspiration, Dawneeah doesn’t have to look far. Enamored by the people around her, she avoids focusing on famous artists and celebrities because what’s more inspiring than what’s real, genuine, flawed, and right in front of you? A networking queen, she loves to connect with others, always giving credit and sharing where she gets her inspo from. Putting her own spin on glimpses of an outfit, a color scheme, or body movement from people all over the world and all over her feed gives her art both a modern and collaborative feel. It’s also a brilliant and genuine way to do business. And this girl knows how to do business!
One of her proudest moments was committing to making her services an LLC. She downplayed the paperwork and process to me, but I stilllllll would shut down at the thought, as most people would. Dawn is no stranger to getting shit done. She’s been doing her taxes since she was 17 and we laughed over the fact that she NEVER signs a document without reading the whole thing (a note I definitely need to take). A humble hustler who’s now ~official~ Dawneeah’s Glow LLC is ready to take the world by storm.
A kind, flawless, multi-talented artist, Dawn is committed to spreading beauty and positivity all over Chicago and beyond. To see Dawneeah in action, find her at private parties, shows, community events, and photo/video shoots. She’s part of a dope creative collective, Poetry n Chill that produces artist showcases, fusing together spoken word, dance, music, and visual arts. And of course, follow Dawn on Instagram to keep updated with her work and shows.