Painting is a very important part of Dot’s life and she believes it affects the way she see the world around her. She is motivated by the effect of light on the landscape. Her subjects vary but she has a close affinity with the area around her home, in particular the rivers and woods and mid Hampshire and Wiltshire, and with the New Forest.
She uses a range of painting media but favours oils, acrylics and acrylic inks as these give her the depth of colour she enjoys. Dot did not have the opportunity to develop her interest in art as a career. She worked for many years as a Probation Officer and as a Probation Manager, work which she loved but which gave her little opportunity to enjoy anything other than the urban landscape. She is in a constant state of development as an artist, aided by an inspirational teacher and more latterly by working with colleagues in Artseen who give each other support and, at times, honest feedback.
Dot paints her interpretation of the landscape using vivid colour and shapes. She tries to capture the mood and feeling that existed and her style can best be described as impressionistic.
Dot is a member of Artseen and has exhibited with the group at Mottisfont, Highcliffe Castle, Hilliers and, as part of Hampshire Open Studios, at Rum's Eg. She has also had work exhibited in Rum's Eg Gallery in her own right. She is a member of Romsey Art Group and exhibits in the spring and autumn exhibitions.