Over the past couple of years, Dawn Rundle, has donated her time and talents to the local charity the Naperville United Way. Hoping to help make a difference by donating her services for sponsors, she donated over 30 hours of work for each sculpture to be painted the way she envisioned them.

The “Baby Giraffe Walk- 2001” outdoor art project was an incredible success. With over 50 giraffes painted by various local artists, Dawn donated her time to four different giraffes for four different sponsors. Her favorite giraffe being “Just call me Ace” sponsored by Buikema's Ace Hardware. Other giraffes and sponsors included, “J.C. Rocker” for J.C. Licht Co., “Prudy” for Prudential Elite Realtors and finally , “Ms. Jewelette” for Rooms Interiors.

From various feature articles in the Naperville Sun and other local print publications to an interview on NBC, the “Baby Giraffe Walk” helped Dawn Rundle's name and artwork become a household conversation piece.

“I am so fortunate to be able to give back to the community” said, Dawn. “I am looking forward to next year and having the next challenges of painting another sculpture for United Way.”

Dawn donated her time once again and was asked by the Chicago Bulls and Smith Barney to created their horse for them. She did just that. In over 60 hours she created two beautiful horses named “Luv-a bull" and "Peace”. Both horses were auctioned at the end of the summer campaign and was ranked in the top 10. Again, local recognition through newspapers and a three-minute television interview. “Dawn Rundle” became a household name for Naperville Illinois and the surrounding suburbs.

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In “Decorate with Paint” magazine, Dawn Rundle's talent moved to a national level. Featured in the September 2002 issues and the article “ Mural, Mural on the wall” Dawn and a fellow professional muralist, Doug Coggeshall, shared their secrets for creating memorable spaces with artistic renditions. Dawn and Doug offered behind-the-scenes look at their muraling techniques through various clients that commissioned them over the years to create artwork in their home. For the beginning to advanced home decorators, the article explains in great detail how one can create beautiful artwork in their home by using tricks of the trade that Dawn and Doug share.


In the May 2003 issue of “Decorate with Paint”, “So Faux, So Good” feature article, Rundle applied the tricks of the trade to her own home. This is one to see! Using various faux finishing techniques that are unique and different to creating personalized hand painted rooms for her children.

Although Dawn Rundle has received national recognition for her work, she seems to want to accommodate any client from painting accents in a small space to large size murals. “I take pride in whatever I can do for a client, big or small, it doesn't matter”, says Rundle.



In the March 2005 issue of “Decorate with Paint”, “Pampered Places” feature article, Rundle takes plain, flat looking walls and create beautiful, metallic "Texture in a Jiff". This is Dawn's specialty and loves the challenge to create a unique textured technique that fits the clients needs and styles.

The touch-me walls in shades of golds, browns and burgundy boost Dawn's dramatic flair of creating very unique and yet, personal faux for her client. 

"I truly love to work with people and try and create something unique and different. Every client that I have had the opportunity to work with, I take pride in creating a faux finish that no other artist as yet tried to create," says Rundle. "I quess that is what makes me stand out among other artists, that personal touch!"


POST Phoenix- JULY 2006

In the July 2006  issue of “POST PHX”, “Creating the WOW Factor!” feature article, Dawn Rundle is recognized as a  Valley Muralist/Artist that can turn ordinary walls into dreams come true! As demonstrated by her amazing work and national recognition this "POST Home Showcase Profile" features Dawn as one of the top muralist in the Valley.

The two page atricle includes two large photos of her trompe l'oeil and her famous "textured tuscan wall". In the question and answer personal interview, Dawn not only demonstrates the she is extremely talented  and knowledgeable as a nationally known muralist but gives you a personal side to her life and family while living in Anthem, Arizona.

POST PHX not only captured her professionalism as a known artist but her wit and humor while discussing her family and new move to the North Valley.

We are sure that this is not going to be the last time you will see some of Dawn's work published in the Phoenix area.

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