“Is it true? Is it good? Is it useful?” This Socratic test has guided Dorothy’s work as a professional graphic designer – now it guides her hand as she tells her own stories. She uses oil, acrylic, and digital media individually to achieve stylistically different outcomes.
As in graphic design, her goal is to simplify and create clarity. The process of painting a scene allows her to express the joy and wonder found in it – releasing both her mind and the image from clutter. Her paintings show the viewer more of what she sees by leaving out the unnecessary, while also giving them more to think about.
With paintings characterized by bright colors and bold shapes, subjects include boats and scenes from Annapolis or travels beyond.
Dorothy received a BFA in Advertising/Design from Moore College of Art. She has been practicing as a graphic designer/art director for 30+ years. She currently studies painting with Walter Bartman from the Yellow Barn Studio in Glen Echo Park, MD.
“I want my art to speak to viewers so that they can find what is true, good and useful in their own stories.”