My name is Dottie Turner Leatherwood and I am a landscape painter living on the Georgia coast.

In 2019, I moved back to my hometown. The place that has inspired me and haunted me since I left 35 years ago.

I feel this place. It is alive to me in a way that no place has been since I left. Whether it’s the breeze blowing through the tangle of palms, the moss filled oaks and wild vines, the salt water moving through the marsh, the warm heavy fog drifting across the water or that ever changing almost indescribable light that illuminates it all… it stirs my soul.

I want to get outside, right smack dab in the middle of it, and try to put those feelings on canvas. I paint because it is the best way I know to relate to my world. To connect with it. To be a part of it and give something back to it.

Painting and writing is a way to reach out and share my observations, my experiences and my inspirations with you. It is how I tell my story. In turn, I want to hear how my story connects with your story. Please share your thoughts with me here.