Like a diary, my paintings are visual translations, re-creations of a moment of perception, an emotional encounter, a simple daily event that startled or awakened me into the "here and now".
I am intrigued with the idea of the energy of emotions, both positive and negative and what that energy might look like.
As I would write in a diary, the emotions that inspire me are my own and I thrive on the process of discovery and understanding of my reactions to them. For me, painting allows this discovery.
Dorothea Cheney was born in Orlando, Florida and received a BFA in Fine Art from the University of South Florida. Her work has been exhibited nationally including solo shows in Seattle, WA at the Woodside/Braseth Gallery, Butters Gallery in Portland, Oregon and the Sandy Carson Gallery in Denver, Colorado. Her work is included in many private and corporate collections throughout the country including Hughes Air in Los Angeles, Wells Fargo in Denver, Piper Jaffray and Hopwood, Minneapolis Minnesota. She currently lives and works in Ketchum, Idaho.