ARTIST STATEMENT

My paintings convey an energy of color, form and space.  Inspired by nature,  I try to interpret my experience of landscape, flowers, foliage, sea, sky, and the human figure.  I use my own photography or memory of a moment to translate these inspirations onto canvas with oil paint.  Enjoying the process of watching the paint as I move it freely into abstract and figurative forms, each painting is entirely original and unique.  Always ready for a new canvas and a new experience to communicate something about the world around me that speaks in a soft or bold statement. 

E X H I B I T I O N S

Middlebury Library - Solo Exhibit - Middlebury, CT

Ridgefield Guild of Artists - Members Exhibition

The Art Gallery at Shutter Speed Photo - Solo Exhibit - Middlebury, CT  

Howard Wittemore Memorial Library - Solo Exhibit - Naugatuck, CT 

Washington Art Association - Members Exhibition, Washington, CT

Marty’s Cafe and Gallery - Solo Exhibit - Washington, CT

Brookfield Theater for the Arts Gallery - Brookfield, CT

Good News Cafe Gallery - Woodbury, CT

Minor Memorial Library - Group Exhibit - Roxbury, CT

E D U C A T I O N

Washington Art Association, Washington, CT - Studies with Ira Barkoff.

School of Visual Arts , New York, NY,   Studied with Ellen Bakker.

Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY    Studied with Leslie D’Or 

The College of New Rochelle,   New Rochelle, NY,   MA, Art Education

The Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY,   BFA,  Advertising Design

R E L A T E D  E X P E R I E N C E

Art Educator in Westchester County, NY Schools

Painting Instructor with the Creative Learning Institute on luxury cruise lines

Graphic designer with NYC agencies creating illustrations, package and book jacket designs.

 © 2018 Dorothy Calio 

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