Dorothy H Fisher
Dorothy H. Fisher is an Ayrshire painter and sculptress who works in oils, clay and bronze. She is classically trained in painting portraiture and in sculpting three-dimensional clay portrait heads, either to be fired or cast in bronze. In 1980 she studied portrait painting under Trevor Makinson of the Glasgow School of Art, over a period of two years. Her interest in more recent years has spread to Still Life/Florals and these are now her passion. She likes to paint life-size and to create images which portray subjects of great integral beauty in their own right. She loves to paint from life, enjoys ‘true’ colours and, through the play of light on any subject, to capture the 3rd dimension.
Dorothy is an artist member and current president of the Ayr Sketch Club and a member of Troon Art Club. She exhibits in Scotland and her paintings feature in collections throughout the UK, also in France, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia. Dorothy is inspired by the Dutch Flower Painters, the Pre-Raphaelites, especially William Waterhouse and Holman Hunt. She admires the portraits of Sir Henry Raeburn and Sir James Guthrie. Her contemporary influences are David Leffel, Scott Christiansen, Clyde Aspevig and Daniel Keys.