DorothyArt

Dorothy Collier - Southern Artist - Vintage Book Art

Tennessee, United States · 1509 Sales

DorothyArt

Dorothy Collier - Southern Artist - Vintage Book Art

Tennessee, United States 1509 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Note from shop owner I am so thrilled to become a new mama to Baby Johnny! Please note that the shop will be closed for a couple of weeks. If you have a commission request, feel free to email me at dorothycollierart [!at] gmail.com and I will get back with you once things settle in!

Best,
Dorothy

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 13, 2016

I am so thrilled to become a new mama to Baby Johnny! Please note that the shop will be closed for a couple of weeks. If you have a commission request, feel free to email me at dorothycollierart [!at] gmail.com and I will get back with you once things settle in!

Best,
Dorothy

Dorothy Collier

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A HUGE THANK YOU to Country Living Magazine for sharing my barn painting as "the first thing on their Christmas Wish List!!!" I've had a great time at the Country Living Fair in Stone Mountain, Georgia this weekend!!!

About

The Growth of Dorothy Art

Growing up with my mother as a full-time artist, I have always been drawn to well...drawing! And painting. I loved connecting to many artforms and artists at a young age. I started selling my artwork after undergrad, but went on to recieve my Master's in Art Education. While I was teaching art, I knew that painting is what I wanted to solely do! I cranked up the volume in November of 2012 and haven't looked back! I start each piece by finding vintage book pages or sheet music, and in commission cases, wedding invitations, personal quotes, or love letters to use as the background on the canvas. I then create my oil paintings atop, depicting whimsical subjects. Each final work is unique and has depth and small details, thanks to the narrative backgrounds. I hope to create pieces that customers will give, receive, and cherish in their homes for a lifetime. I paint in hopes that my paintings bring joy to those that see something new every time they take a look.

What makes Dorothy Art unique...

My artwork is created through the inspiration brought on by the vintage books I find. Each piece is different and tells a story through not only the painting itself, but the actual story line of the book and the previous life these old books once had. In addition, my friends, loved ones, and customers inspire the pieces! People have come to me with love songs their grandparents sang to each other, silly phrases their dad says, wedding invitations, handwritten letters from neighbors who will miss their old friend who is moving, old maps of their city, their childhood story books...you name it!...to put in the background of their custom painting. It is then automatically and unbelievably personal! People love art because they make a connection to the subject. And I love it that I can make that connection for you! You can inspire me to create my next piece!

The best advice ever given to me...

To paint what you want hung on your own walls at home. If I love it, someone else in the world is bound to like it as well. About three years ago I wanted a painting of my silver pattern. I knew I could paint it, but I love collecting other's artwork. And I searched and searched and I couldn't find one. I thought, "I guess I'll just make it myself." I also had just started a mini collection (like 4 or 5 books! Now I have about 400!) of vintage books. So what did I do? Painted it on vintage recipes. It was a painting I wanted. Thankfully and to my surprise, others did too. So I've gone with that advice and haven't stopped painting subjects and in the style I adore!

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  • Dorothy Collier

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    Dorothy Streater Collier is a southern artist in Memphis, TN. She received her B.A. in Studio Art at The University of Mississippi and her M.A.T. in Art Education at The University of Memphis.

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Last updated on April 28, 2015
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like a commission piece!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Shipping
I ship all original artwork via FedEx. I ship greeting cards and prints via USPS 2-5 day delivery.
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are considered final, but your satisfaction is very important to me. Therefore, if you are not satisfied with your purchase please contact me within two days of receiving your purchase to arrange an exchange or refund. A refund minus the shipping cost will be given once the item is received unworn and in its original condition. You will be responsible for any return shipping charges.
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Wholesalers please contact me at dorothycollierart [!at] gmail.com for my latest wholesale catalog!