Dawn Thornhill Paper Artist




current works

Inspired by the amazing Elephants and Bee Project I created this piece called “Breaking Down Barriers” celebrating how a simple idea using the power of nature, can create a harmonious relationship between elephants and man.

news & upcoming events

I was thrilled to work with the brilliant paper artist, Nathan Ward, on the lightbox centrepiece for this year’s Waddesdon Manor’s Christmas celebrations. Designing a 9-layer lightbox with a Peter Pan theme, incorporating the Manor house was so much fun! The design was then enlarged and cut into a massive 1.8m lightbox and will be glowing inside the house at their Christmas celebrations until 1st January 2024


What’s Next?

Bobcat Winter Boutique – Southside, Wandsworth, UK 4-17th December 2023

Paper – Heart Gallery, Hebdon Bridge, UK, 21st January – 21st April 2024

Surrey Artists Open Studio – Westhumble, Dorking, UK 1-23rd June 2024 – visit instagram for regular updates


Saturday 20th January 2024 – Teddington – click here to book
Watch this space for a new, one-day, design your own lightbox course at Kew Gardens.


Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2022

It was so lovely to hear from so many of you, who watched me, and three other paper artists take part in this year’s Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas Papercraft Competition. It was so much fun reliving the fabulous day we had at Christmas HQ and it made me want to do it all over again! Thanks again to the amazing crew at Christmas HQ for making it such a special day. More details are over on my Instagram account, and if you missed the show, head over to All 4 and search for Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas – episode 10 – Papercraft (Friday 23rd December 2022) – I hope you enjoy the show!

Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas Fundraiser for CentrePoint 

I was completely overwhelmed by the incredible response to my CentrePoint raffle – a massive thank you to everyone who bought a ticket – together we raised £871 for CentrePoint which will go towards their incredible work, supporting young homeless people.

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