Born and growing up on the Wirral, Dotty was attracted to drawing and painting from a young age, partly inspired by her father who decorated the ceilings of old cinemas and dance halls. This led to her studying art at Wirral Metropolitan College before pursuing a degree in Film and Animation at the University of Humberside.
Following this, Dotty spent many years employed as a digital artist, mainly within the computer entertainment industry on well known games such as the Broken Sword series and a number of Disney titles, before moving into a freelance role and continuing to work in the field of computer games as well as creating book illustrations and art for clothing lines.
She now lives in a small Yorkshire village where her love of painting has continued to grow, and she creates the kind of art she always wanted to do - bringing colourful characters to life and, hopefully, making people smile!
The Braithwaite Gallery is thrilled to be exhibiting Dotty's Tall Stories range - we're sure you're going to enjoy her Twirly World of bright and colourful characters.