Dorothy Bury Shaw

Mixed Media
Downers Grove, Illinois

A graduate of the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, Dorothy initially taught art and freelanced as an editorial illustrator. Now, focused on her fine art, she is deeply immersed in the study of myth, tribal legends, sacred texts and folklore. She achieves a rich, other-worldly quality with her technique, rendering her subjects through the intricate layers of ink, watercolor and colored pencil on rag paper. She often includes collage details. Every component is purposeful.

Dorothy’s work has won many awards and appeared in distinguished exhibits. It hangs in the homes of collectors in Europe, Israel and across the United States. She is also admired for her mystical, illuminating poetry and her first book of art and verse, Love Without Distance, was published in 2018. She resides in Downers Grove, Illinois and works from her home studio.