I was born in Seattle and live and work on Camano Island.


My work is influenced by studying with many well-known artists such as Skip Lawrence, Peggy Zehring and Alex Powers. I also visit galleries on a regular basis and read books and articles pertaining to art.

Recent Honors and Awards:

2021 Exhibited and sold my juried painting during the Anacortes Fine Art Exhibit
2020 Juried into the New Beginnings Juried Art Show at the Guilded Gallery.

2020 Juried into the Anacortes Fine Art Exhibit.

2020 Juried into the Celebrate Art Juried Show at the Guilded Galleryl

2019 2020 The Jansen Center in Lynden, WA. has juried in my Geometric paintings during  their Winter Exhibition opening December 5 through February 28th. www.jansencenter.org

2019 The River Gallery Fall Show, Mt. Vernon, WA exhibited my paintings in the months of September and October. www.rivergallerywa.com.

2019 During the month of September I was asked to show several of my paintings in "Dive In" at the Hadrian Gallery, Edison, WA.

2019  was juried into "Schack-Toberfest", in the fine art exhibition during September at the Schack Art Center, Everett. WA. www.schack.org.

2018 Visual Art scholarship to Gage Academy of Art, Seattle

2016-2018 Received awards for best Acrylic paintings at The Guilded Gallery, Stanwood

2015 *Juried into the 2015 Online Exhibition of the International Society of Abstract Painters.       
 2014 * Selected for inclusion in the new Acrylic Works, The Best of  Acrylic  Painting  Book

 2012 * Honorable Mention by Liana Bennett, juror, "37th EAFA Annual Open Exhibition, at the Art@ SDC Galleries

 2012 * Honorable Mention by Jeffrey Moose, juror, "The Eye of the Artist", Seattle Art Institute.

 2011 *Swedish Hospital purchased paintings for their Permanent Collection

 2010 * Hallie M. Price Visual Arts Scholarship

Recent List of Juried Exhibits

2019    Juried into MONA silent auction and sold at the premium price, La Conner
            Accepted into the Fall Exhibition at the River Gallery, Mt. Vernon
            Juried Studio for the Camano Island Studio Tour, Camano Island

2018     Invited to exhibit at Artebella Gallery, Yakima.
             Won awards at the Guilded Gallery's juried exhibits, Stanwood
             Juried Studio for the Camano Island Studio Tour, Camano Island

2017     Won an award at the Washington State Fair, Puyallup.
              Juried Studio for the Camano Island Studio Tour, Camano Island

2016  * Washington State Fair Fine Art Exhibition, Puyallup
          * 2016 "Unclad Exhibition", Edmonds
          * 2016 Annual Camano Island Studio Tour 
2015 * Selected by the International Society of Abstract Painters Online Exhibition.
         * Honey You Shrunk the Art, Matzke Gallery and Sculpture Park, Camano Is.
         * The 2015 Annual Camano Island Studio Tour

2014. * EAFA's  Juried Members Exhibit, ART@SDC
          * Seattle CoArts" Dancing with the Muse", Weinman, juror, Mercer Is.
          *  EAFA's" Square Root Exhibition", Seattle
          * The 2014 Annual Camano Island Studio Tour    

2013 * Eastside Association of Fine Arts, "Open Juried Abstract Show,
           June Sekiguchi  juror, Art @SDC Galleries.
          * " Miniature and Small Paintings Show", Gallery North, Edmonds, 
          * "Abstract Painters Network" exhibition at Parklane Gallery, Kirkland
          * Eastside Association of Fine Arts, "Carnival" Art @ SDC Galleries
          * The 2011 Annual Camano Island Studio Stour

2012* EAFA 37th Annual Open" Juried exhibit, Art @SDC Galleries Center
          * SCA "The Eye of the Artist", Juror Jeffrey Moose, Seattle Art  Institute
          * "Unclad Fine Art of the Figure", Floyd Norgaard  Cultural Center, Stanwood
          * Schack Art Institute, "Toberfest" juried exhibit, Everett
  • "Unfiltered" Juried exhibition, EAFA Gallery, Seattle Design Center 
  • "Arts at the Port" juror Barbara Matilsku Whatcom Museum curator, Anacortes
  • "The Eye of the Artist, juror Jeffrey Moose of Jeffrey Moose Galleries, Seattle     Design Center
  • "Abstract Art", Parklane Gallery, Kirkland
  • The 2012th Annual  Camano Island Studio Tour", Dotti Burton Studio, Camano Is.
  • "Honey I Shrunk the Art", Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, Camano Island 
  • "NWWS Waterworks" juror, John Salminen, Seattle Design Center
  • "Exhibits, #1,#2,and #3", EAFA Gallery, Seattle Design Center
  • "Unclad" juried exhibit, Gallery by the Bay, Stanwood
  • "Annual Miniature & Small Painting Show", Gallery North, Edmonds
  • "Annual Auction, Museum of Northwest Art, LaConner American Association of University Women, Stanwood-Arlington
  • "Pacific Northwest Juried Abstract Show", Gallery by the Bay, Stanwood
  • "Spring" and "Fall" shows, River Gallery, Mt. Vernon
  • "13th Annual Camano Island Studio Tour", Dotti Burton Studio

eaching: I have taught "Creative Painting" and "Collage" for over ten years at  The Guilded Gallery, Stanwood

Contemporary artist, Dotti Burton

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