Dawn D. Boyer, Ph.D. has been drawing since she was five years old, and would color her father’s office stationery with crayons to create colored paper for art projects. She received her first acrylic paint set in 1973 (a $25.00 kit was a lot of money back then!) and promptly drove her art teacher crazy finishin… Read More
Dawn D. Boyer, Ph.D. has been drawing since she was five years old, and would color her father’s office stationery with crayons to create colored paper for art projects. She received her first acrylic paint set in 1973 (a $25.00 kit was a lot of money back then!) and promptly drove her art teacher crazy finishing class projects in hours versus days. She attended the Virginia Commonwealth University, Bachelor of Art Program, and then re-engaged later at Radford University, earning her BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration. She returned to Virginia Commonwealth University to earn her Masters Degree in Adult Education, and then attended Old Dominion University for her Doctorate of Philosophy in Education (STEMPS/OTS/T&D/HR).
Over the years she has developed a distinctive style for her pen and ink illustrations of old barns and houses, as well as Colonial Williamsburg architectural portraiture. She currently works in mixed-media from recycled magazines to create 3-D images of stylistic animals and mandalas, using childhood craft processes (bubble-gum chains, paper footballs, and quilling techniques) to create sophisticated paper baskets ‘crocheted’ woven together in a non-traditional way.
She is the author of 70 books on the topics of business, career search practices, mandala books for hypnotherapy and meditation, coloring books for adults, women and gender studies, and quotes for self-improvement (“2,000+” & “3,000+” series), as well as genealogy and family lineage. She assists other authors publish their manuscripts in the print-on-demand market and also has a series of books entitled: Interview with An Artist. The interview books compile artists’ interviews with photos of the artist’s work to assist the artists in marketing and branding their work to an international marketplace. Fifty of her books can be found on Amazon.com. She is also active in podcasting and writing business stories for the local Virginian Pilot’s Inside Business weekly, “Ask the Expert” column stories and AltDaily (focusing on the visual and musical arts community).
She finished her doctor of philosophy studies May 2013 at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA in Education (Occupational & Technical Studies, with a concentration in Training & Development in Human Resources). Her dissertation is entitled, ‘Competencies of Human Resources Practitioners within the Government Contracting Industry,’ which identifies unique KSAs for Human Resources Managers working for federal level government contracting companies. Dr. Boyer has been an entrepreneur and business owner for over 14 years, with a successful business in Richmond, and currently in her own consulting firm, as well as a business partner with her husband, in Virginia Beach, VA. She also mentors entrepreneurs as part of the federal government’s Small Business Administration SCORE program. Her background experience is 23+ years in the Human Resources field, of which 14+ years are within the Federal & Defense Contracting industry.
She may be reached via email at: Dawn.Boyer@Me.com
Facebook Business Page: http://www.Facebook.com/DBoyerConsulting
Facebook Artist’s Page: http://www.Facebook.com/DawnBoyerArtist
Facebook Author’s Page: http://www.facebook.com/DawnBoyerAuthor
Links to Interview Books on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/150333922X/ref=rdr_ext_tmb
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