“It is the journey, not the destination.”
A Robison Illinois native, my love of photography began at age 3 sitting for what seemed like hours for my Photographer/truck driver/horse trainer father”. Being allowed into the dark room with Daddy and seeing the awesome finished results made me want to be behind the camera and not in front of it. My early years in modeling only exacerbated that feeling in me. Returning to my roots where I grew up on a truck, with horses and a camera re-created in me the desire to impart the feelings of the animals, the aura of the area and the spirit of the people involved, to those who view my images. This established an emotional and spiritual perspective to see the world around me as one spiritual all engulfing abstraction; becoming so involved when out in the field that I sometimes can not feel my surroundings but lost in the soul of what I am shooting. I want the viewer to be able to step into that picture and become part of it. I want to bring my world and my art to real people, that makes us feel integrated with each other. There should be no separation from art and the real world for the world is a glorious masterpiece of art, created by G-d for us to love and enjoy.
Dolly signs each piece with GTG, Glory to G-d, in thanks for his gift of sight, after having undergone 3 years of continuous eye surgery. All Images are transferred into fine art Giclée prints and gallery wraps.
Dolly holds 2 bachelor of arts degrees from the University of Wisconsin in Political Science and studies in photography with years on the university lecture circuit for private political operatives and remains active in conservative politics.
I belong to the El Paso Art Association, El Paso Texas ; Big Bend Arts Council, Alpine Texas ; Southwestern Indiana Arts Council, Evansville Indiana; The Tri State Art Guild, Angel Mounds Indiana, including Southern Indiana, North Western Kentucky and South Eastern Illinois; the Richmond Area Arts Council, Richmond, Kentucky; the Louisvillle Visual Arts Association, Louisville, Kentucky; and the Lawrence County Arts Council, Lawrenceville, Illinois.
For more information on Dolly’s art, her work and her inspirations:
Sophisticated Rustic Gypsies
Websites I recommend:
Jess Smith: Author & Traditional Storyteller
Dolly Miller-Brennan and Ava