Dorothy continued to study art and graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design and a minor in Painting. (She admits to having an interest in too many fields to pursue, but finally settled on these two as the most interesting and rewarding.) After graduation, Dorothy continued to paint while she pursued a career in Interior Design, but a few years later found herself--quite unexpectedly--in a totally new career in Computer Graphics and Simulation (due to the fact she's equally right and left brained in abilities). Dorothy was diverted by this exciting and leading-edge industry from painting for longer than she likes to admit and painted only occasionally during the following years. But, nevertheless, during that time, she became more and more interested in portraiture, especially realistic, classical portraiture--straying from her early impressionistic roots.
A turning point came when she met Frank Covino at an Art lecture, and found someone who held the same beliefs in regard to painting that she had come to slowly over the years. She found what she had been looking for in a teacher--someone who understood the science and theory of color and the classical academic approach. In 1996, Dorothy began studying with Frank Covino, and has been avidly studying classical portraiture and landscape ever since.
She has won blue ribbons for her work at the Utah State Fair, the Intermountain Society of Artists Competition, and had her works exhibited, and doing commission work. She has recently returned to drawing as well, and completed commissions of four and five-generation family pencil drawings.
Dorothy is now taking portrait and landscape
commissions. She can be contacted by sending email: