Dorothy Atkins has delighted art lovers with her simple style and use of color. A self-taught artist depicting female harmony. Some quiet and at times bold. She draws positive images “a reminder of her own life”, that energy fuels her passion and inspires her to draw and paint. Her artwork has made it into the homes of private collectors around the world.
An artist, life coach and motivational speaker, she tells her stories in vivid colors that mimic her work. Many of her images are gleaned from a family of storytellers. Dorothy finds her voice in painting. "I love being deeply moved." She uses a variety of media to express herself, acrylic, and oil and recently ink. "Color creates a specific vibration and is an elemental aspect of my work".
2002 Solo Exhibition Bank of America, Concord, Ca.
2005 Solo Exhibition Center for Spiritual Enlightment, Santa Clara, Ca.
2009 Featured Artist Gallery Saratoga, Saratoga, Ca.
2009 MOAD San Francisco, Ca.
2010 Saratoga Community Center, Saratoga, Ca.
2010 Featured Artist Gallery Saratoga, Saratoga, Ca.
2010 Garden Art Show, Saratoga Ca.
2011 Featured Artist Gallery Saratoga Ca.
2011 Montalvo Art Show, Saratoga, Ca.
2012 Featured Artist Gallery Saratoga, Ca.
2012 Saratoga Library, Saratoga, Ca.
2012 Montalvo Art Show, Saratoga, Ca.
2013 Gallery Saratoga, Saratoga, Ca
2014 Gallery Saratoga, Saratoga, Ca
2014 Silver Creek Country Club, San Jose, Ca
2014 Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, Palo Alto, Ca.
2015 Le Petit Trianon Gallery San Jose, Ca
Honorable Mention in Northern California Art Competition with her painting entitled "Choices". The event was held at Guglielmo Winery in Morgan Hill, Ca.
President - Northern California National League of American Pen Women
President - National League of American Pen Women
ABBDJ Art Collective
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
San Jose Woman’s Club
San Jose Museum of Art Guild
Eric Millette Photographer