Art, for me, is meditation. Painting engages my mind completely and allows me to be present in the moment, free from the distractions of the world. To capture the ethereal beauty and magic of light and shadow is always my hope in painting, no matter the subject. Beauty is fleeting and too often goes unnoticed in this transient world. I want to share my vision with kindred souls, known and unknown, through my art.
Dorothy grew up in rural Dallas County, Alabama, as the daughter of a veterinarian. She loves the outdoors and enjoys painting landscapes and waterscapes, both en plein air and in her Lake Martin studio. She loves to travel with family and friends in search of beautiful painting venues. Scenes from small villages she has visited in Europe are among her favorite painting subjects. She is a regular participant in Plein Air South and the Forgotten Coast Paint Out held each spring in the Florida panhandle, has traveled throughout the United States, and has visited several countries in Europe, South America and Central America. She has exhibited her paintings in juried exhibitions, in the annual show and sale hosted by the Ronald Bayens Art Guild, and in shows sponsored by the City of Auburn, Children’s Harbor on Lake Martin, the Elmore County and Montgomery County Art Guilds, Regions Bank Montgomery Art Guild exhibit, Shelby County Arts Council exhibit, civic organizations, and galleries.
Honors and Awards
Tallassee Now Riverfest 2019 Exhibition: 1st Place Award and Honorable Mention
Elmore County Art Guild 36th Annual Show: Honorable Mention
Alabama Pastel Society 2019 International Exhibition: Honorable Mention
54th Annual Regions Bank Montgomery Art Guild Juried Exhibition (October- Nov., 2020)
Regions Too, Montgomery Art Guild Juried Online Exhibit (October -Nov., 2020)
2020 Shelby County Arts Council Juried Adult Exhibition (January 2020)
Dorothy Wells Littleton is the owner and director of Tallapoosa School of Art, an all-inclusive artists’ retreat and painting workshop venue on Lake Martin, near Dadeville, Alabama. She has been drawing and painting throughout her life. She began focusing on oils when she joined the Ronald Bayens Art Guild in Auburn, Alabama, 20 years ago. Since that time, Dorothy has studied with numerous nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, including Qiang Huang, Don Demers, James Richards, Christopher Groves, Bill Farnsworth, John P. Lasater IV, Nancie King Mertz, Margaret Dyer, and Greg Barnes.