My watercolors, monotypes and pastels are all based on my love of texture and the play of light and shadow on natural and man-made surfaces.
I have been in love with watercolor literally since childhood when I first discovered the magic of this medium and its unique properties. Using various supports for the beautiful, granulating pigments such as hand-cast papers, Aquabord, Claybord, Yupo and canvas further enhances the wonderful and sometimes surprising results.
Upon discovering monotypes I found it easy to fall in love with this unique medium, where the outcome is often pure serendipity.
Anke Dodson is a resident of Tulsa, OK. She works primarily in watercolors on a variety of surfaces, such as canvas, Aquabord, Claybord, Yupo, as well as traditional papers. She has studied painting in watercolor and pastels and printmaking with nationally known artists such as Steven Quiller, Alan Flattman, Judi Betts, Julia Ayers and others. The Community National Bank of Kansas commissioned her to paint historical works for seven of their branch offices where they are now installed in their respective cities.
Her work was juried into the 2017 and 2018 National Watercolor USA shows. Her paintings have been added to a number of corporate and private collections and she is currently represented by the Royce Myers Gallery in Tulsa.