Artist in Residence / Dorothy Shain

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Our third artist of the year, Greenville, South Carolina-based artist and creative entrepreneur, Dorothy Shain, joined us for the 2021 Artist in Residence program with her stay in the Artist Cottage last week.

Dorothy's work is an exploration of mediums reflective of the colors, textures, and patterns drawn from travels and adventures, revealing inspiration and influence from countless people, places, and cultures. After graduating from Southern Methodist University in 2012 with a B.A. in Studio Art, Dorothy launched her brand in September of 2014. The business has continued to grow ever since, now encompassing a number of collaborations, licensing, print sales, and most recently, textiles and wallpapers. From a line of swimwear with Anthropologie to custom-designed products for SPANX, Dorothy is passionate about partnering with companies that share similar values, most importantly, value philanthropy.

The week began with a Meet + Greet, gallery hours each morning, and two workshops that offered attendees one-on-one time with Dorothy as she explored pattern inspiration and the art of abstracting reality.

Both workshops drew on inspiration from the natural environment at Palmetto Bluff, and included walks through nature to seek inspiration and find subject matters.

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Photography by LCS Studio.