Dottie Hoeschen
Dottie Hoeschen was born in
Chattanooga, TN, but grew up in
Marietta, GA. Marietta was at
this time a rural community and it
was while playing in those woods
near home that she grew to
love the organic shapes and
patterns that now figure
predominantly in her work. She
was an
enthusiastic artist, even as a child,
and always the one assigned with
decorating the grammar
school bulletin board. At eleven
years old she got her first set of oil
paints and has never looked
She received her Bachelor of
Visual Arts degree from Georgia
State University with a major in
painting. After graduation she
worked independently in a variety
of media (primarily oils and
watercolors) and exhibited
extensively through the '80s and
'90s, showing a strong affinity for
landscape, though still life and
some portraiture also figured into
her subject matter. Her
paintings made their way into the
collections of Walt Disney World,
Coca Cola Company, Cape
May County Cultural Heritage
Commission, and the Banks Haley
Gallery, as well as many
private collectors.
The birth of two sons called for a
change in tactics (she could no
longer have long uninterrupted
stretches of time in which to work)
and eventually a change in media.
She began to explore
beadweaving and her work was
featured in articles in
Bead&Button Magazine, Step by
Beads, and Bead World. She has
also been included in several
books and is a frequent
contributor to Bead-Patterns: the
Magazine. In addition to fine art
paintings, her website
includes polymer clay beads, faces
for jewelry and art dolls, pendants,
polymer clay leaves and
more. All are handmade from
start to finish.
But, Dottie is always a painter at
heart, and in 2011 she decided to
devote time to “plein air”
painting, painting in the open air.
With plein air, the work must be
started and finished within the
time frame of 2-3 hours (because
of the speed with which the light
changes). Works done en
plein air are generally smaller
than studio works, completed
much faster, and noted for their
freshness and immediacy.
This way of working has opened up
whole new world of possibilities
and in 2011 Dottie devoted
most of her painting time to plein
air painting while exploring the
rich landscape and history of
Bucks County. She also took the
opportunity to visit and paint in
Alaska’s spectacular back
Plans for 2012 are for more plein
air and a return to the studio for
the creation of larger works.

Current works and more of her
biography can be found  her

Dottie now lives in Bucks County,
Pennsylvania, with her husband,

Fine Art Shows andAwards (partial
Tinicum Arts Festival,Erwinna, PA
- Second Place
Oils 2012, Honorable Mention Oils
Philadelphia Sketch Club, Small
Works Juried Show,
Philadelphia, PA 2012
Plein Air Camp Hill, Camp Hill PA
Artists of Yardley Annual Juried
Show, Yardley,
PA 2012
CLWAC Members Exhibition,
NYC, NY-2012
Prallsville Mill Art Exhibition,
Stockton, NJ-2011
Phillips Mill Art Exhibition, New
Hope, PA 2011
Artscene '90, Greensboro, NC -
Best in Show
Winter Park Art Show, Winter
Park, FL - Award of
Merit 1990
Catherine Lorillard Wolf
Exhibition, New York City,
NY - Gold Medal 1989, Merit
Award 1987, Gold Medal 1980
New Jersey Watercolor Society
Open Exhibition, Lincroft,NJ -
Down Easter Award 1988,
Merit Award 1984
Cape May County Art Show,
Ocean City, NJ - Best in Show 1987
Monmouth County Art Exhibition,
Monmouth Museum, NJ -
Honorable Mention 1987
Ocean City Art Show, Ocean City,
NJ - Founder's Award 1987
Allied Artists Exhibition, National
Arts Club, New York, NY - Award
of Merit1986
Plainfield Festival of the Arts,
Plainfield, NJ - 1st Place Oils 1989,
1st Place Watercolors 1984
"Festival of the Masters", Buena
Vista FL - Purchase Award 1989,
Judges Selection 1984,
Purchase Award 1980
American Watercolor Society
Exibition, New York, NY - work
selected for traveling exhibition
T.H.Saunders International Artists
in Watercolor Competition 1981,
London, England - work
"highly commended"
"Artists USA", World Trade
Center, New York, NY - Best in
Show 1981
National Society of Painters in
Casein and Acrylic, New York, NY
- President's Award of
Merit 1981
Georgia Artists of the 20th
Century, Madison, GA - 1980
"The Atlanta Group", Gallery
Klostermuhle, Hude, Germany -
Beadwork and Jewelry Designs
Magazine Articles:
Step by Step Beads Sept.-Oct. 2008
Step by Step Beads March-April
Step by Step Beads January-
February 2008
Step by Step Jewelry:Gifts for the
Holidays 2007
Step by Step Beads July-August
Step by Step Beads May-June 2007
Step by Step Beads March-April
Step by Step Beads January-
February 2006
Bead&Button Magazine August
Bead World Winter 2005
Bead&Button Magazine June 2005
Step by Step Beads May-June 2005
Bead&Button Magazine October
Bead&Button Magazine June 2004
Bead&Button Magazine April 2004
Art Societies/Organizations:
Oil Painters of America
National Society of Painters in
Casein and Acrylic
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
New Hope Art League
Doylestown Art League
American Watercolor Society
Artists of Yardley
Susquahanna Valley Plein Air
Works featured in:
"A Beading Journey" by Sheilah
Cleary 2009
"Creative Beadweaving vol. 3"
2008 Kalmbach
"Basic Beading Stitches" 2006
"Creative Beading: The Best of
Magazine" 2006 Kalmbach
"Get Started Beading" 2005
Bucks County Impressionist    Modern Impressionist    New Hope Impressionist
Hay Afternoon  8 x 8 Oil on Canvas
Thumb Butte Trail   11 x 14 Oil On Canvas
Storm Over Slifer Valley  16 x 20  Oil on Canvas
Wet Day in Alaska  11 x 14  Oil on Canvas
Spring in the Smokies  11 x 14  Oil on Canvas
Cloudy Portrait  11 x 14  Oil on Canvas
House on the Hill  7 x 9  Oil on Canvas