Sunday, March 26, 2017

Artist's Closeup for March 2016 - Dottie Visker

Born in 1963, south Jersey. I was always busy creating as far back as I remember. I am a self taught painter and but watched my Mom paint. I had several art classes in high school (that I loved) and oil painting classes in college. I have done some smaller classes off and on for watercolor painting and jewelry making. 

However it wasn't until 2005 when I had breast cancer that I wanted to express myself and leave my mark on the world. I did drawings, watercolors, acrylics painting, card making and jewelry making. In 2009 I was in full swing doing acrylic painting, especially abstract. 2014 knocked down with diagnosis of cancer left breast, but after a month, and returned from Christmas holiday, the confirmed cancer mass was gone! It was my Christmas Miracle, documented in my chart at UC Davis Cancer Center.

In my backyard I get inspiration-Colors in the flowers, sky and birds. I like to paint outside and inside. I adore the sunshine and have to be in a sunny room near the window. Hopefully I am wearing something new-it always seems to inspire me. Or is it that I'm already inspired and that's why I went shopping and bought something new to wear because I'm happy?

I hope this art will enliven your surroundings and make many sensations! Enjoy and live life to the fullest. Dottie.