Dawn Sidoli trained at Northampton School of Art.
In 1981 Sidoli was elected a member of the Royal West of England Academy and in 1990 to the prestigious New English Art Club (NEAC).
Sidoli paints landscapes, still life, portrait and marine paintings all in oils. Much of the inspiration for her paintings is gained from journeys around the British Isles, although more recently she has undertaken a series of paintings featuring Irish Landscapes.
Dawn Sidoli paintings are undertaken in a very delicate, but painterly style. Broad confident strokes are a feature of her art. L S Lowry has been an influence and she has chosen to limit herself to the same five colours so loved by Lowry. As a result her paintings are instantly recognisable with a subdued and muted colour range which is so admired by British artists
Dawn Sidoli contemporary paintings have won many British art prizes. These include: Drawing Prize NEAC; Critics Prize NEAC; 1st prize winner Laing National Painting Competition; Finalist Hunting Art Group National Painting Competition; and The Sunday Times National Watercolour Competition.
Dawn’s paintings are held in many public British art collections including; Royal West of
England Art Academy; Avon Art for Schools; West Glamorgan County Council; Cardiff Polytechnic; Cardiff and Salisbury Museums Service; and Hewlett Irish Landscapes.