Dottie Stanley / Selected Artwork / Artist Statement / Past Exhibitions
Dottie Stanley - Artist Statement
My work sometimes tends to have a lonely, forlorn quality. I concentrate on an attitude, a confrontational message to the viewer, or some other nuance that establishes an inner loneliness. Despite the inner loneliness expressed, I try to portray my subjects as having an innocent beauty through their expressions or nuances of gestures, and through execution of dramatic light and shadows, incorporate all into compositions and settings which become rich with narrative possibilities.