Dorothy Oliver – Daisy Dot Folk Art
Dorothy has been painting in Folk Art style since 1996, when she went to a class on Decorative Painting run by a Local Authority and got hooked.
At that time, Decorative Painting was the new “in“ Craft, world wide. and there was a lot of influence from Australia and the USA, who in turn drew from many European sources, brought into their countries by those coming to start a new life in a new land.
Over the years, Dot attended many classes in different traditions and learned a great deal, quickly tiring of painting other people’s designs and developing her own style.
Mainly influenced by our native Canal or Barge Art, and by One Stroke painting developed by Donna Dewberry, Dot's work now is all painted freehand, to her own designs. She uses water based enamel paint on her metalware (very hardwearing and very difficult to chip!) and acrylic paint on other items. These are then coated with a clear varnish , which brings out the colours.
All Dot's work can be cleaned with a damp cloth and a little washing up liquid if needed.
More of her original designs can be seen on Facebook – Click here > Daisy Dot Folk Art .
Daisy Dot is a very popular regular at all the Mirva Gallery Collective's Popup Penzance events ( next one runs from 6th to 26th May 2018), and at selected Craft Fairs throughout the year.
Dot will also arrange purchase from her home by appointment – contact via Mirva Gallery or Daisy Dot Folk Art Facebook page if there is something you like!