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The Maximalist Grandmillennial Artist

Dorothy Collier is the mixed media artist of Dorothy Art, a creative that brings a strong sense of whimsy and maximalist grandmillennial vibes with every aspect of her life she decorates. From the oil painting she creates for your living room walls to a birthday celebration tablescape for her friends and family, Dorothy believes in surrounding oneself with colorful pieces and bringing out the extravagant from the ordinary.

While growing up in the south, running around her grandmother's antique shops, she quickly found a love for all things unique...and antique. Dorothy's artwork becomes narrative and she create a sense of whimsical beauty and in some pieces, hopes to prompt the viewer into a child-like happiness. She uses simplistic elements to mirror her folk art influences and enjoys using quick gestural lines to give the vintage subjects a strong, soulful voice.

Not waining from her grandmother's influences, Dorothy started her newest endeavor in early 2021, being your personal vintage shopper via her Instagram stories. She titles her outings #DorothyArtYAYorNAY where customers can follow along and vote items up or down for fun and bid to buy. What Dorothy sells in her Chairish shop is the pentacle of those findings.

Dorothy received her B.A. in Studio Art and Psychology from the University of Mississippi in 2009 and her MAT in Art Education at the University of Memphis in 2011. She resides in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee on the Boulevard in her 1910 home with her husband, John, 5.5 year old Johnny, 2 year old Coco, and their yorkie, Oxford. Dorothy's work appears in private home collections and gift retailers throughout ​the southeast.

Dorothy is the cofounder of Arrow Creative, a one-roof creative district, which ignites the creative spirit in all Memphians. Arrow houses studio spaces, retail, co-working, creative entrepreneur advancement, community art workshops, summer arts youth camp, and more. Come shop Dorothy's studio Thursdays - Saturdays at 653 Philadelphia Street, Memphis, TN 38104. Follow along on her everyday art and antiquing adventures on Instagram at www.instagram.com/dorothyart