Ms. Pickering hails, originally, from Boston, MA., and has lived in Santa Barbara for many years. For forty-five years she has operated the successful interior design business, Dottie’s Interiors. In the 1980s, Dottie taught the entire Interior Design program at Santa Barbara City College—until she decided to go back to school to study art.
She received her bachelor’s degree in Fine Art in 1987 from U.C.S.B. and has been teaching oil painting at S.B.C.C. for twenty-seven years. She loves interacting with her students, and finds it very satisfying to see them become successful in their endeavors.
Dottie belongs to three art associations and has won several “Juror’s Choice” awards from the Santa Barbara Art Association. She thoroughly enjoys teaching, her students, and, of course, painting.
She sometimes incorporates paintings into her interior design work, either selling them, or giving them as gifts. Dottie also has painted in many other countries, and shown her work internationally.
Contact Dottie about her painting and design work: [email protected]