Dorothy Berry-Lound – ShannathShima

“I promote life, work and energy balance through my art, poetry and writing. I specialize in photo painting – using my own photographs and digital software techniques to develop the story of the images further with colours and textures. The pieces I create always have a story, a message I am trying to get across or imagery to make you stop and think.”

“Promoting the use of art for healing is also an important focus for one aspect of my artwork and I have developed a range of healing art and colour harmony images.”

Born in Brighton, England, I lived and worked in Sussex until 2015 and now live in a beautiful old farmhouse up a mountain near Paciano in Umbria, Italy. I live with my husband Barnet Boy, two dogs and a menagerie of cats.

It was at high school that I was introduced to art and was completely smitten by it, thanks in large part to a very enthusiastic art teacher! Once I started I couldn’t stop drawing, painting and reading books about artists and art techniques. That enthusiasm has never dimmed and I continue to be ‘seduced by colour’.

CQI write a quarterly column for CQ International Magazine, reflecting on my life in Italy. As well as looking at the changing seasons, I talk about local festivals, Italian lifestyle and more.

Awards and Special Mentions

About Me

Best Photopainter 2015 Award Certificate

I was awarded Photopainter of Year 2015 by CQ Magazine.

ribbon-for-botanicals-2016-artists-1In May 2016 I won two awards at the Light Space & Time Botanicals 2016 Art Exhibition held by Light Space & Time. A special merit award for my piece ‘Ghostly Primulas‘ and a special recognition award in the photography and digital category for ‘Vainglorious Violet‘.

In April 2017 I won a special merit award at the Figurative 2017 Art Exhibition held by Light Figurative RibbonSpace and Time for my piece ‘Coping With Change

Comments About My Art

“Bellissime stampe nate dall’amore e passione sinceri di questa artista per l’Umbria.” (Beautiful images born from the love and sincere passion of this artist for Umbria) Chiara

“Très joli toute vos publications merveilleux si mon appartement était plus grands je serait tenter bonne continuation” (Very nice all your wonderful posts if my apartment was bigger I would be tempted) Annie

“Thank you so much for sharing your art, it is bright and inspiring! :-)” Adrienne

“Virkelig godt lavet billeder” (really well made images) Thony

“Dorothy you art is absolutely stunning, out of this world beautiful. You are so very talented.” Debra

“Bonitoooooo” (Beautiful) Catalina

“WOW!!!! how wonderful is that” June

“What a fantastical photo! You got the viewpoint just perfect” Marla

“I love this tree picture. Putting the ends together and blending them is very genius. Also the curvature line qualities are engaging.” Robert

“Fabulous image. It speaks to my heart.” Roy

“Gorgeous colours, energy and textures Dorothy, wonderful work!!” Robyn

Articles/Press Notices

Mary 2017 – Article/Interview in Blog Monkey 101

November 2016 – Interview in 1stAngel Arts Magazine

October 2016 – Article about my Paciano exhibition in the Corriere Pievese.

August 2016 – I was a featured artist on Artsy Shark in August 2016 with a wonderful article about my approach to art where my work was described as “mesmerizing and beautiful”.

May 2015 – An article about my spiritual work appeared in The Healing Power of Art and Artists.

Keep in Touch

You can follow me on Facebook, TwitterGoogle+ and Instagram.  I also have an art blog that I post to every Monday and Friday.

All images (c) Dorothy Berry-Lound 2000-2017


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