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A Little Bird Told Me

Heard while making rubbings of Egyptian hieroglyphic patterns in Red Dot kid art class. Dori:  These symbols were used like a language. For instance, this bird symbol might have meant, “I killed a bird and ate it today.” Madison:  Did a cat write it? Dori:  Humans eat birds, too. Haven’t you eaten chicken? Madison: Dori: […]

New Small Paintings

While I work much of the time on my Without a Net paintings (which require a good measure of self-introspection) I sometimes need a diversion that demands less “serious” thinking. I’ve started working on small, somewhat minimal paintings of animals loosely inspired by vintage Japanese prints. I should have images to show very shortly, and […]

10 Years of Red Dot Gallery

10 years ago this week my husband and I opened Red Dot Gallery, the working studio, teaching space, and art gallery that has been our business, passion, social life, and work station. We’re celebrating this heart-felt occasion with a student/teacher exhibit called DECADE. The opening last week was a lovely gathering, and instead of being […]

From Book to Blog

I started writing a book about my painting series, Without a Net, a couple years ago. I had so many insights as I painted that writing about my discoveries became an essential part of the work. I’ve written two other books, and each took me six years to complete, so I figured I was in […]

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