"While growing up in the south, running around my grandmother's antique shops, I quickly found my love for all things unique ...and antique. By painting oil on canvas or board, using backgrounds of paper from weathered books, my pieces become narrative. I paint to create a sense of whimsical beauty and in some pieces, hope to prompt the viewer into a child-like happiness. I have chosen simplistic elements to mirror my folk art influences and enjoy using quick gestural lines to give my vintage subjects a strong, soulful voice."
Dorothy Streater Collier is a southern artist originally from Franklin, TN, but now resides in Memphis with her husband, John. She received her B.A. in Studio Art and Psychology from the University of Mississippi in 2009 and her MAT in Art Education at the University of Memphis in 2011. She pursued her teaching career for a while but is now loving having the opportunity to paint full time. Dorothy's work appears in private home collections and gift retailers throughout the southeast.