Dorothy is a Josephite sister of the Lochinvar congregation in New South Wales. She and I have been good friends since the 1980s.
Anyone familiar with the covers and pages of my publications will have seen her artwork - beautiful colour paintings and delightful line drawings, illustrating a great variety of themes. Below you will see various examples of her artwork and brief descriptions of the many contexts for which they were designed.
Dorothy would be pleased to receive enquiries from anyone who sees possibilities in what her artistic talents can provide. She consults fully with those who request her artwork before and during the project.
Art has always been a central part of life for me, so it seemed a logical decision to give more space and time to artwork after 33 years in education.
Most of my work has always been in response to a wide and challenging variety of requests including banners, designs for leadlight windows, symbols for sacred spaces, hand painted crosses for foyers and classrooms, Paschal candle designs for Jamberoo Abbey, designs for the sacred vessels for the 2008 WYD Mass, illustrations for St. Paul’s Publications, CD covers, logos, school crests ... and other graphics.
In a world where we are constantly bombarded with soul destroying images of consumerism, greed, violence, injustice and all kinds of messages that trivialise human experience, art can be a voice that gives expression to life affirming values. D.W.