Self portrait, 2010

Self portrait, 2010

Born: Newport News, VA

Education: BFA, Appalachian State University, 1996

2018 - Mary Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC

2015 – Atelier Gallery, Charleston, SC

2015 – Best in show, and First place, North Charleston Arts Festival juried art competition, N. Charleston SC.

2015 – Kulture Klash 8 at the Memmenger Auditorium in Charleston, SC

2013 –“Reckless” pilot, provided artwork for a new series that will air on CBS, ongoing, Charleston, SC

2013 – Light Space, & Time online gallery, “Nature” competition 4th place winner.

2012 – Portrait Battle, Presented by FR3SH at REDUX contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC

2011 – Portrait Battle, Presented by FR3SH at REDUX contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC

2011 – “Collective Eclectic” Beyond the Gallery Show, Charleston, SC

2010 – “A Painted Reality”, Eye Level Art, Charleston, SC 2002 – Emerging Artists Show, Infinity Gallery   Boston, MA

2010 – Aloft Hotel Art + Fashion Show, Charleston, SC

2009 – Kulture Klash 5, Charleston, SC

2009 – Gradual Lean – Music and Live Painting at Eye Level Art, Charleston, SC

2009 – Eye Level Art 24 hour lock-in, Eye Level Art, Charleston, SC

2009 – Fr3sh Art, 12 Hour Lock-in, Fr3sh Art, Charleston, SC

2009 – Ones and Zeros show at Eye Level Art, Charleston, SC

2009 – Portrait Slam at Eye Level Art, Charleston, SC

2008 – 4 Square Art Show at Eye Level Art, Charleston, SC

2006 – 2008 – Ongoing collection at Eye Level Art, Charleston, SC

2001, 2003 – Charlestown Artist Guild Member   Charlestown,  MA

2002 – Emerging Artists Show, Infinity Gallery   Boston, MA

2001, 2002 – Art in the Park, Boston, MA

 You may contact the artist directly at  nostod@gmail.com

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Remember the past.
Remember when we swam with the fish.
Remember when we felt our place in the natural order of the world.
Creatures lost in their own worlds
Fish in their darkness, cocooning themselves from unseen dangers.
We peer into their worlds, and see them as we may see ourselves – crowded, blind.
The patterns of the universe duplicate themselves in scales and waves.
The fish follow form and relent to silent forces.
Never fully awake, never fully asleep.

C. Dotson

I am obsessive about lines, shapes, and color, and I am entranced by the effects of light and shadow. Drawing and painting are my tools for exploring their meaning. I want my work to tell a story, and to bring the viewer into my world.

My process is based on direct observation. My main focus is on the things around me. I paint alot of still-lifes because I am intrigued by the shapes and colors of everyday things. I don’t focus on the objects themselves, but instead on the effects of light and shadow.