Another fantastic artist has just turned in his piece!  Richard Dotson likes to call his art “abstract surrealism”, and has wonderfully depicted the poem “Welcome to my World” by Alan C. (I apologize for the poor quality of the picture).

What would it be like           
without seeing the ocean?                   

What would it be like
without hearing the rain?

What would it be like
without feeling the grass?

What would it be like
without smelling all the

Dotson started oil painting when he was 11 or 12.  His parents could see that there was some talent, and were very supportive.  His older brother tought him to draw animals when he was 5 and would copy the pictures of birds from books. Dotson has always loved surrealism and the idea of dream art.  For the last 35 years he has been developing his own style of surrealism which he likes to call abstract surrealism.

When asked what inspired him about this poem he says:

“For some reason this poem just seemed to be in the realm of surrealism. Trying to see what it would be like not to have all the beautiful things nature provides for us. It seemed to me that it would be a place rugged, baron and lonely with nature’s beauty hidden in the mist.”

Dotson will be a featured artist at Grace Fine Art Gallery (877 Santa Fe Dr) on Friday with a reception from 5-8.  To learn more about his work please visit