Collectif Contempora

collectif d'artistes femmes

Dottie Bart


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Dorothy Bart was born in Leeds, England, and started her professional life as an actressand singer in theatre and television.

A Holiday in France with a partner changed her direction. Driving back to England viathe Dordogne, an ancient derelict farmhouse reached out and claimed them as it’s new owners. The love affair with France, which had started in her teens, became a challenge and an adventure. Throughout her life she had always painted and moving to live in Dordogne enabled her to fulfil a desire to do so full time.

The artist’s work has encompassed a varied range of media. She has produced a most successful series of silkscreen prints that have sold throughout the world and has continued to work, with her own personal vision, in oils, acrylic and watercolour.

In 1986 she started an annual summer exhibition called ‘Artshow’ which took place in her studio, and which also showed the work of other professional artist and sculptors.
This became very successful and ran for 20 years, until 2005. The last 3 years of Artshow took place at the ‘Galerie Verticalle’ in Verteillac, which she founded and designed.

She has had many solo exhibitions in galleries in England, France, Holland and Australia,
and has work in collections all over the world.