About Dorothy

I was raised in the Chicago suburbs in a family of Math, Science and Music professionals. Art and culture were always present in my life. Often ill and on my own, I created my own world by drawing and painting. My quiet refuge was found in the tranquility of water and nature.

My art celebrates nature. The not-so-obvious beauty….like the craggy remains of a breakwater or the rusted metal supports of an old pier….as well as the traditionally beautiful. The goal is to connect people to nature’s beauty in its many forms. To observe the serenity and peace it inspires and hopefully find healing loveliness in quiet scenes –something that has always connected me to the outside world.

I studied at Illinois State U. and The Art Institute of Chicago. Drawing and painting throughout my life. I photograph and sketch nature, then translate into watercolor or oil….sometimes both….back in my studio.

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