She cannot remember a time when art was not a part of her life…
Now Dot Courson is a full-time artist whose award winning paintings can be found in fine art collectors all over the US and abroad.
In 2014 Dot has been asked to be a contributor to a second art book. In March 2013 her work and demonstrations were published in an art instruction book by North Light books: Creative Freedom, by artist and author Maggie Price.
Dot did drawings and painted all of her life, taking her first art courses in college when she returned to school to complete her Master’s in Nursing/ Healthcare Administration. She worked as a registered nurse, nurse administrator and taught nursing for several years while painting part-time and studying privately in the early 90’s with the late Billy Kirk- a noted and respected MS artist.
After studying with Kirk, she studied all over the US with many of the nation’s best and most prominent artists: Kim English, David Leffel, Robert Johnson, Ray Roberts, William Kalwick, portrait artist Michael Shane Neal, and landscape artists Roger Dale Brown, John Pototschnik, Dawn Whitelaw, and others. During the years she developed strong friendships with many of these artists and now with her husband Jackie, hosts many of these master artists who come to teach their workshops in Pontotoc, Mississippi where the Coursons now live.