ASTORIA — Dot paintings are repeated imprints of a paint-covered stick, brush or other implement onto a surface to produce dot marks. It originates from the Australian Aboriginals, whose rock and bark paintings can be traced back 40,000 to 60,000 years and pointillism developed in the 1860s by George Seurat and Paul Signac.
Dot painting has become popular with painters of all ages and levels of experience.
The Astoria Art Loft is featuring the evolved dot paintings of Chimoyo. Her delicate and complex renderings include designs, as well as realistic portrayals of animals and objects. Her artwork is fairly small, understandable when one examines the intricate detail. The dot paintings are vivid, more so than paintings done with brush strokes. The distance between dots seems to let the white of the background show through, thus increasing the brilliance.
Her work will be exhibited during October at the Astoria Art Loft.
Meet Chimoyo and enjoy her creations on the Second Saturday Art Walk, Oct. 13.