Dawn Vertrees Designer/Sculptor Ft. Lauderdale, Florida BIO: Sculpting Little Treasures Born and raised in North Carolina, Dawn Vertrees was surrounded by artistic talent from an early age. Dawn’s father, Hugh Whisnant, was an extremely talented and accomplished artist. His works have been displayed in prominent public buildings throughout the South. The first thing you’ll notice about Dawn’s work is the wonderful detail and faithful reproduction of each small detail. But looking further, it’s the “personality” she gives each piece that really gives it life. It’s Dawn’s special abilities in this regard that have won her numerous awards as well as a faithful following of devoted fans and customers.