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Dorothy Dunn Huntington Beach, California

Dorothy learned the joy of putting color to canvas in her grandfather’s art studio at an early age. He encouraged her to explore art using oil pastels alongside his easel while he painted. She soon progressed to her own easel and oil paint, inspiring a love of art she followed through college and into adulthood. Dorothy’s approach to her abstract artwork entails pouring paint in transparent and saturated layers to create sweeping colors across the canvas. Grandfather’s easel still has a place of honor in her art studio, in fact you can see it used to display her paintings on UGallery.

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    About The Artist

    Dorothy learned the joy of putting color to canvas in her grandfather’s art studio at an early age. He encouraged her to explore art using oil pastels alongside his easel while he painted. She soon progressed to her own easel and oil paint, inspiring a love of art she followed through college and into adulthood. Dorothy’s approach to her abstract artwork entails pouring paint in transparent and saturated layers to create sweeping colors across the canvas. Grandfather’s easel still has a place of honor in her art studio, in fact you can see it used to display her paintings on UGallery.

    Artist Statement

    Art is a way to express of my wonder of nature. I use the often vibrant, sometimes muted, color combinations one can find outside. I love to explore the California coastline, walking on the wetlands throughout the seasons, enjoying the fresh greens of Spring, warm golds and browns of Summer and Fall, followed by the foggy grays in Winter. The grasses move with the ocean breeze while the water tempts with its ripples of cool greens and blues. I hope the viewer feels the sensuous movement of color and nature while exploring my paintings.

    As a child, I spent hours in my grandfather’s studio watching him paint and inhaling the scent of what I came to remember as the smell of color. He introduced me to the joy of painting and I have continued to revel when opening up rich tubes of juicy color ever since.

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