"While growing up in the south, running around my grandmother's antique shops, I quickly found my love for all things unique and antique. By painting oil on canvas or board, using backgrounds of paper from weathered books, my pieces become narrative. I paint to create a sense of whimsical beauty and in some pieces, hope to prompt the viewer into a child-like happiness. I have chosen simplistic elements to mirror my folk art influences and enjoy using quick gestural lines to give my vintage subjects a strong, soulful voice."
Dorothy Streater Collier