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Dallas Piotrowski
Hamilton Square, NJ

Artwork Details
I'm Late

Acrylic on Board
23.25" x 19.25"

Dallas Piotrowski received an AA from Mercer County Community College and attended The College of New Jersey where she studied printmaking with Hiroshi Murata. She also attended the Children's Book Institute of Publishing and Writing at Vassar College in NY and has studied painting with Mel Leipzig, Elizabeth Ruggles, and Nelson Shanks.

Of her work she states, “Rockwell Kent expressed my sentiments exactly when he said, 'I'm not trying to make people love my art. Through my art I'm trying to make people love nature'. I have always had a great reverence for the natural world. It's infinite variety and beauty always astounds and fascinates me. I started painting wildlife out of my increasing concern for our vanishing species. The main focus of my paintings for almost 25 years had been on endangered, threatened and extinct wildlife. I tried to heighten people’s awareness to wildlife's vulnerability and loss of habitat. I do not paint wildlife in a traditional manner; I like paradoxical subject matter to capture the viewer’s attention. I feel it makes the painting more thought provoking and interesting for the viewer and myself. Although I'll always remain an activist, today my wildlife paintings can take me anywhere. The subject range could include social or environmental statements using the animals in an allegorical way, or it could be to delineate the animal’s unique personality and incredible beauty. Whatever I paint I try to capture the true character and spirit of the wildlife, but my main objective will always be to nurture a love of nature.”

Piotrowski has shown her work in numerous solo exhibitions including at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Perkins Art Center in Moorestown, Appel Art Gallery, Katz JCC in Cherry Hill, and The Gallery at Chapin School and Woodrow Wilson School in Princeton, and Princeton University. She has also taken part in group exhibitions including the Monmouth Museum, Noyes Museum, Artsbridge at Prallsville Mill in Stockton, Artworks in Trenton, and The Music Box Theatre in Hollywood, CA.