1. Open Heart – ink, watercolor, colored pencil on rag paper; 23 x 20 in.
2. Singing You Awake – ink, watercolor, colored pencil on rag paper; 28 x 24 in.
Dorothy Bury Shaw
My work focuses on the spiritual journey of the untamed woman. I explore the courageous aspects of self-discovery, awakening, and expanding the heart. My work achieves a rich, other-worldly quality by my use of intricate layers of ink, watercolor and colored pencil on rag paper. Every line is purposeful, each element is symbolic. Sometimes I include elements of collage, mingling bits of paper with ethereal subjects to create another point of connection for my viewer. My artistic process includes poetry that comes to me while I am painting and drawing. I initially taught art and freelanced as an editorial illustrator.
© Dorothy Bury Shaw