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Artwork

Dorothy Allston Rogers

Charleston Art by a Charleston Native

DOROTHY ALLSTON ROGERS

"To me, art should portray a sense of glory that gives the viewer hope beyond circumstances. One may think this lofty attempt to portray such sensations as hope, peace and joy with mere paint is ridiculous. And it really is, I suppose. However, the process of this attempt always rejuvenates my soul!"

Dorothy Allston Rogers is a sixth-generation Charleston native. She grew up the youngest of 10 children on a historical plantation, overlooking the Intra-Coastal Waterway just south of Charleston. Her formative years were in an environment of crabbing, fishing, farming, clam-digging, gathering oysters, casting for shrimp, and generally being outside. Dorothy still enjoys these activities, and frequently sets up her easel alongside her fishing rod. She has been married for 38 years, has three children, and lives in Charleston.

Dorothy's interest in art began at an early age, and she has earned many awards during her scholastic career. Her art training began at the College of Charleston, with a focus on drawing, as well as, oil painting. She completed her college studies in 1984 with a degree in Studio Art from the University of South Carolina, and was granted a year-long internship as an apprentice in a successful art studio. This experience revealed the importance of using high grade materials and museum-quality preservation methods to insure the artwork will last for generations. Dorothy's artwork carries a sense of peace, calm and reflection that flows from a heart rooted in the Holy City and steeped in salt-water and pluff-mud.

The glory and splendor of God's creation is the central theme portrayed in Dorothy's heartfelt paintings.

Locals and visitors alike appreciate the feelings she displays through wonderful colors, composition and style. No matter which medium she chooses, Dorothy's paintings capture the love and inspiration she feels for her ancestral home- the Lowcountry of South Carolina.