About the Artist - Dorothy L.W. Redding
Excerpts from Various Art Reviews

 

In addition to her realistic depiction of dogs she also draws and paints other animals (both wild and domestic), portraits, architecture, landscapes, seascapes, flowers and still lifes.

For those of you who share her love of animals, she has brought a gift of drawings to this site. She has executed her pen and ink drawings with painstaking detail to each animal’s characteristic. Moreover, her other subjects are portrayed with the same compassion.

She has the versatility of being able to work in numerous mediums. Her favorite ones include: graphite, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor, pastel and oil.

Her educational background is equally impressive. She is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She holds both a Batchelor’s and a Master’s degree in Art Teachers Education, Fine Art and Psychology. She has also accumulated sixty post graduate credits. (Suma cum laude).

Memberships have included the Maryland Pastel Society, the Baltimore Watercolor Society and an honorary membership of the Howard County Pastel Society.

You may have enjoyed her work in the past; she has had exhibits at the Lyric Theater, Baltimore Museum of Art, Marine Art Gallery, Jaffae ArtGallery, Katzensteins Gallery, Langsdale Gallery, Slayton House, Baltimore Kennel Club and the Fells Point Gallery.

This personable young woman has many works in progress. She is painting portraits for private collections. In addition she has depicted wildlife with her brush for both the National Wildlife Federation, Greenpeace and the Issac Walton League of America. She has illustrated cards for an animal behaviorist, the Baltimore Zoo and has worked on illustrations for a children’s book for the handicapped. Her wolf prints have been used in a wolf sanctuary calendar and a dog obedience book was illustrated by Dorothy.

One of her Historical paintings, Eva B. Seeley and Dogs remains in the permanent collection of the Dog Museum of America in St. Louis. Additionally Dorothy’s painting of Robert J. Zoller, (and his four foundation dogs), who was instrumental in establishing the Alaskan Malamute in the United States, as we know it today, is now in AKC’s collection and on permanent display in the Library/Museum at their headquarters on Madison Avenue in New York City. A series of note cards, lacquered boxes, magnets and canvass tote bags feature the work of Dorothy’s beautiful detailed pen and ink drawings of the Baltimore Zoo’s rare and endangered species. And a number of her paintings were published in the book “The Alaskan Malamute-Yesterday and Today.”

Her exhibit of wildlife paintings at the Zenith Gallery in Washington DC. was most gratifying. Dorothy’s “Wolf Pups” and “Adult Artic Wolves” were recently published in the form of prints, note and Christmas cards and her painting of Fur Seals was published in the Greenpeace magazine. She continues her portraits of children and adults, and her beloved animal and landscape paintings. Also her fine pen and ink drawings of dogs and historical houses have been featured throughout the Columbia Directories.

Along with these many achievements, Dorothy found the time to write and illustrate an article entitled “A Comparison of Alaskan Malamutes Through Narrative and Art” which was published in a limited edition Alaskan Malamute Fanciers Hardback Book (The Alaskan Malamute Annual), as well as other articles and many of her paintings were used. Two of her paintings printed include the Historical Paintings of Eva B. Seeley and Dogs and Robert Zoller and his “Husky Pak” Dogs. Her work has also been published in quarterlies featuring the Malamute,German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Irish Setter, Labrador, Samoyed, Siberian Husky, Dalmatian, Rhodesian Ridgeback and the Akita.

And if these achievements are not enough Dorothy continues with other tasks. Subsequent to teaching at a local college for fourteen years she founded her own school, Redding School of Fine Arts in Columbia Maryland, where she teaches step by step techniques of the time honored masters. Her classes provide her great satisfaction.

We hope you will join with us in Dorothy’s tribute of success. She is an artist that Howard County can be proud of.


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