by Emeric Harney October 30, 2018 3 min read 3 Comments
Inspired by her travels and the people she meets along the way, Dorothy Shain found her artistic passions through her connection to the world and the experiences she has faced. As a mixed-media artist, Dorothy started her journey at Southern Methodist University where she honed her craft for studio art. While art has always been a part of her life, this South Carolinian now owns her own studio, Art & Light Gallery, and creates everything from paintings, to scarves, stationary, swimwear and more.
We had the opportunity to talk with Dorothy about her artistic journey and her passions for painting and design. Read on the learn more about Dorothy, her brand and her love for tea.
Dorothy: I am a mixed media artist based in South Carolina. Art has been a part of my life since the day I was born. I have an amazing family and friend group who supported a wild and crazy dream.
Dorothy: I would say my mom. She is really who instilled an appreciation for art and design in my heart. The process is what really inspires me.
Dorothy: Painting! It can serve as a total release for emotions. It is a wonderful outlet! I also love decorating my house.
Dorothy: Since my brand is still small, I am able to really get to know my collectors. Relationships are formed....which is always special.
Dorothy: South Africa. Travel serves as a huge source of inspiration for my work. Getting to see new things and meet new people always causes my wheels to turn.
Dorothy: Last year, I had the opportunity to create a line of swimwear with Anthropologie. That was very cool.
Dorothy: Just do it! You have to!
Dorothy: Yoga, cooking and reading!
Dorothy: YES! I drink tea all day and night. It calms me.
Dorothy: Tea is part of a ritual. Sometimes, when I am stumped, I stop and go make a cup of tea. It helps me reset and gather my thoughts.
Dorothy: The Hot Cinnamon Spice & the Chocolate are amazing!
Thank you for taking the time to share your story with us! To learn more about Dorothy, her passions or her brand, head to dorothyshain.com. All photography has been provided by Dorothy.
November 08, 2018
Thank you for sharing Dorothy’s story and how important tea is in her life!!!!
November 08, 2018
Thanks for sharing this! Always great to hear how people are inspired.
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November 20, 2018
Thanks for this great interview Harney’s! It’s inspiring to see someone with such a passion for travel and meeting different kinds of people. Great to hear the story of someone who “made it” and who loves tea! It’s giving me life and hope! I just have to do it now !