Dorothy McLennan is a professional artist who works in the classical tradition. She holds a BA in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, but it was not until her children finished school that the opportunity arose for her to formally pursue her passion for art. She returned to school and earned a BFA from East Carolina University School of Art.
In her portraiture, Dorothy strives to capture the personalities of her subjects with light and shadow while maintaining both freshness and spontaneity. The final goal is to celebrate a person's life and to create not only a painting but a work of art.