ARTIST STATEMENT by Eileen Dorsey
I have always had a passion for hiking and exploring ever since I was young and would play in the woods near my home. I remember the sense of wonder I felt when I walked amongst the trees. The light that came through their large branches sprinkled the forest floor like glitter and danced through my imagination. I have always been fascinated by this environment.
When I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kent State University, I was a figurative painter. I used different paint techniques to capture my subjects. As I got older, I started painting landscapes. I began painting very pictorial scenes at first, and gradually made my way to focusing on my love for the forest. This progression of style and subject matter was a natural fit. I was finally able to combine my two passions for painting and exploring.
The colors I use in these paintings are intended to highlight the magical qualities of the scenes I am focusing on. I begin by exaggerating the colors that naturally exist and by this, pushing the boundaries of realism.
Eileen Dorsey Studio is located in the 78th Street Studios.
1305 West 80th St. #105. Cleveland, OH 44102
Hours: By Appointment