If you've seen an artist setting up her easel in Farmington and painting historic spots in town, chances are its artist Dawn Lombardi working on her "Where's Dawn?" series.
But the easel that holds the paintings as she works on them disappeared recently while she was out painting in town one day.
On Saturday, she set her easel down near an area she wanted to paint on Main Street while she went to get her paints from the car about 15 to 20 feet away and mix them. She remembers seeing what looked like a white Subaru pull up nearby. When Lombardi returned minutes later, her easel was gone.
"I was very upset. I've painted some of my best paintings on that easel," Lombardi said. "It was also a gift from a friend who in thanking me for the paintings I'd done for him, surprised with with a brand new big easel in my driveway about one year ago."
Lombardi did not report the incident to police and said her friends suspect that someone took it thinking it was left out as trash.
She is hoping that the person who took her easel will return it.
Lombardi said that she enjoys painting outside under the natural light and that she needs an easel of that size so that she can set up anywhere and paint.
She is hoping to show the paintings and is also currently looking for a location with big walls for an art show.
You can view her paintings on Farmington Patch or find out more information on her website, NolanLombardiOilPaintings.com. You can reach Lombardi at email@example.com if you have questions or information on the missing easel.