Dottie’s Africa Collection was inspired by her personal journey and interaction with the Masai people of Kenya. “The Masai people have a deep love of their tribal culture and their sense of values. In spite of the primitive, hard lives they lead, they have a strong sense of purpose- one of them being that they create many children, and another is wanting to look beautiful through bright colored clothing and jewelry they create,” said Dottie.
“I was inspired by this culture that, to many of us, is extreme hardship, but to them a natural way of life, and through all of their difficulties in these primitive villages, their spirits soar and touch your soul.”
The exhibition is currently on display at Pimento Fine Art, the artist reception will take place Wednesday, August 10 from 6pm to 8pm.
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Location: Pimento Fine Art at Olive PR Solutions, Inc., 350 W. Ash Street, San Diego, CA 92101 | 619-955-5285
About Dottie Stanley:
Dottie’s passion for painting started as a young child, and was enhanced when she began studying portraits, figures and still life with Arthur Maynard at the Ridgewood Art Institute in New Jersey. Although not well known he is considered a master being a student of Frank Vincent DuMonde, in turn a protégée and contemporary of Winslow Homer.
Some of the notable artists with whom she has studied are: Everett Raymond Kinstler, official White House and The Smithsonian portraitist;
Her greatest enthusiasm is working with figures, and she has had the opportunity to do so worldwide. She has developed art featuring the people who work in market places in Italy, Mexico, Kenya and Columbia – including the famed coffee man of Columbia. Native Americans are proud and fascinating people and her art features the Navajo, Apache and Plains nations. Homeless people also exhibit pride in spite of their circumstances and she has presented their character in her series about the homeless. Pride is international, and in Kenya she was thrilled to artistically capture the people, particularly the Masai.
Dottie uses her art to help charities help women through fund-raising events. For that and because of her financial investment background as a certified financial manager which she also uses to help women world-wide, she received a 2007 Living Legacy Award from the Women’s International Center. She is a Fellow of the American Artists Professional League. She is also a member of the Salmagundi Club of New York; the Allied Artists of America; Oil Painters of America; the San Diego Museum of Fine Arts Artists Guild. She is past President and Life Member of the La Jolla (California)
Dottie’s works are in collections throughout the United States, Italy and Mexico, and are award winners in international and national juried shows. They have also been exhibited in museums, including the San Diego Museum of Art and the Bonita (California)
About Olive Us Deserve To Learn:
Olive PR Solutions, Inc. and Feeding the Soul Foundation are partnering to present a yearlong campaign called “Olive Us Deserve To Learn.” These community based events will share one common theme – creative generosity. All the proceeds will benefit The Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT), a community-collaborative organization, providing quality, affordable education to under-served children in rural Tanzania, East Africa.
The events will range from benefit concerts, to professional speaking engagements, dinners, art exhibitions, and more. Every event will focus on educating the community about the needs of IEFT and how each individual has the power to make a difference.
About Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT):
IEFT is a community-collaborative organization, providing quality, affordable education to under-served children in rural Tanzania, East Africa. Through the organization’
Through the development of Orkeeswa Secondary School in the Arusha Region of northern Tanzania, IEFT provides secondary education to children who have no hope of continuing their education past primary school.
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