Dottie T Leatherwood
Painting to me is about capturing and preserving the emotion and energy of a moment in time with the simple instruments of brush and paint. Having grown up on the southeastern coast, I always draw my inspiration from nature and the bright clear light that I grew up with. Because of this, I prefer to paint on location or plein air to get a feel for my subject and to try and capture that elusive energy of the moment. My larger studio paintings are usually done from these sketches, studies and photographs that I have taken.
My art is all about layers of rich vibrant color and energetic brushstrokes. I am drawn to patterns and strong emotions in the landscape. If I can make the observer feel as though they are immersed and transported through the color and enthusiasm of my painting then I have succeeded.
Dottie paints and teaches landscape painting in Tybee Island, GA. She currently shows her work in galleries nationally and is a member of The Oil Painters of America (O.P.A.) and The American Impressionist Society.
You can visit Dottie's website to view more of her work here.