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 35 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
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.