Dorothy Bury Shaw

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"The spiritual journey within us all and the healing of body, mind and spirit are ongoing themes in my work."

After graduating from the Chicago Academy of Fine Art I taught art and freelanced in illustration. My early professions required me to create what others requested. I now create what my own heart desires hand colored ink drawings with intricate detail. I begin with a concept followed by a mental visualization while a story begins to form. Then comes a drawing that is incredibly time consuming. ...

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... I use assorted micron markers for my extensive line work. Adding color using ink colored pencil and/or water color I expand my message. My work is painstaking so I have the luxury of getting lost in thought. It is my happy place this inner sanctum seldom experienced as fully in daily life. Recent work has explored transformation of the human spirit. My inspiration traverses the ages reaching across the globe before it makes itself present in my work. My art seeks to take us closer to full realization of how wondrous we are. Creating it is spiritually the most important work of my life.

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October 2016 -
First Place - Attention to Detail Exhibition, Bloomingdale Museum in Bloomingdale, Illinois

September 2016 -
Best of Show - Art & Wine Walk, Morton Aboretum in Lisle, Illinois