As a child growing up in rural North Carolina, Dottie had a great appreciation for the beauty in the flowers and nature around her. While taking a “kiddie art” class in college, she discovered she had a real love and talent for art.
She graduated from East Carolina College with BA and MA degrees in Elementary Education. She taught kindergarten, first grade and music for many years. She also ran her own monogram business for 15 years. While living in Japan for three years with her Air Force husband, Dottie had the opportunity to study oil painting. Upon returning stateside, she had to devote her time to raising her family and working.
In 1998, Dottie discovered the wonderful world of watercolor. Over the next few years, she developed her talent through study under local artists Rebecca Willis and Kim Miller. She took many workshops with such noted artists as Al Stein, Ann Pember, Joy Moon, Lian Zhen, Steve Rogers, Janet Rogers, Suzanna Spann, Ann Patterson and others.
Her work hangs in homes and offices throughout the US and abroad. In 2005, Dottie was privileged to join Bess Ramsey in Studio One at the City Market Art Center in Savannah.
About the Work:
Today, Dottie paints with vivid colors in a very realistic style, paying close attention to detail and often with a touch of whimsy. She tries to capture the beauty and vivaciousness of “life” in this wonderful world where we live.
You can visit Dottie at Studio One (upstairs over Belford’s Restaurant) in City Market. She is also a member of the Landings Art Association and the Georgia Watercolor Society.
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