Dawn Patel is an artist and business owner in Door County Wisconsin.  Her business “Brilliant Stranger” found its name in a dream, and reflects a sincere belief in the potential we all have to shine.  Wearable Art has become a focus in her creative business, and working with Ganesh Himal in the production of some of her most popular designs has made it possible to experiment even more with original dye processes and surface design.  Her processes include but are not limited to machine, hand stitching, painting, block printing, plant dyes, low impact dyes, and hand beading.  Each piece of clothing is unique and full of personal expression.
Dawn’s art and business reflect a constant striving to honor the earth and all living creatures. She works with materials that are ethically sourced and/or repurposed whenever possible and is always trying to learn and improve.  The artistic visions come from a spirit and a place that cannot always be explained, but honoring that creative spirit is the single most important part of her process.