I am a stay-at-home mother in suburban Atlanta, Georgia, US. My husband works in the telecom industry and our son was born in January of 2006. I am working hard towards a goal of becoming a professional artist in the next five years. Currenting I am a student in Academy of Art University’s online program, working towards an MFA in figurative painting.


12 Responses to “About Me”

  1. 1 leverton October 24, 2006 at 8:13 am

    love your site, dorothy! you are one incredibly talented artist – if people have any taste at all, you will be a full-time professional artist in no time (if your kids allow it ๐Ÿ˜‰

    gord leverton

  2. 2 Bob Martin December 11, 2006 at 5:03 am

    So tell me how will you know or could you just declare that you are an artist?

  3. 3 nicanfhilidh December 11, 2006 at 9:38 am

    Bob, anyone can say they’re an artist. The key word is “professional.”

  4. 4 Philip Hone Williams December 12, 2006 at 1:04 pm

    Hi Dorthy… thanks for pointing people to my blog… Keep up your good work. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. 5 David December 12, 2006 at 3:27 pm

    Hey Dorothy,

    Thanks for the link. My blog has moved, so you might want to update it. It is now at:



  6. 6 Arlene August 12, 2007 at 1:22 pm

    Thank you for this website. I am starting AAU online, MFA in painting -Fall 2007. I was looking for experiences with the school and classes and I found this website doing a google search. I love your work and enjoy seeing the progression. I am also a stay at home mom (10/12 yr olds) living in NJ.

  7. 7 Karen Fishman October 11, 2007 at 10:48 am


    I’ve been wondering what you’ve been up to! Gus is soooo handsome! Email me sometime!

  8. 8 Robin January 8, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Hi Dorothy.

    Nice to find your blog.
    I also just returned to school, so I am enjoying your old masters’ studies and reading about how it is to return to school after practicing on your own for a while.

    Here’s a sum up of my first quarter at UC Davis MFA program, including my first master’s study as well!


    good luck in the winter.

  9. 9 Thomas G. Marabella January 19, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    You are one talented lady.

  10. 11 omptnl October 12, 2008 at 7:36 pm


    I only had time for a quick glance, but wow, you show such improvement in this blog. May I share something with you which helped me immensely? If you can afford it, both in time and money, learn how to stretch your own canvases, and use oil-primed linen. It is more expensive, but you will NOT BELIEVE the difference it makes in painting!

    If you would like some constructive criticism and feedback, contact me at martin@omptnl.com.

    You say you are a “Frustrated Artist.” I say you have what it takes. . . if you can find the time for the amount of practice it demands.

  11. 12 Leslie January 5, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Hi, Dorothy,

    I followed your links from BYC. I’ve really enjoyed looking at your work! I was going to ask you if you are a member of Wetcanvas, but I saw the link. I’m somewhat active over there on the sketching scavenger hunts, and I’ve recently become a member of EveryDay Matters, which isn’t on Wetcanvas but is an email group of artists. It’s always neat to me to discover other artists who have common interests. I have 2 cats, too… ๐Ÿ™‚ and 6 chickens.

    Leslie in Alabama

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