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Dody Rogers, I grew up in Burbank , California. My father,Don Griffith, was an artist his whole working life at nearby Walt Disney Studios. I was able to visit the studio often and the incredible artists there were my parent's personal friends. Art was always an admired thing in our home and I also was drawn to art classes in High School and College.
As a college graduate, I had a teaching credential for elementary school and I had the children doing incredible art projects to decorate our room for all yearly events. So much fun!! I kept increasing my experimentation with different art forms as a hobby. When my son was born, I quit teaching and was swept up in art and design, attending art fairs on the weekends and eventually purchasing an art gallery in Sherman Oaks. I created art accessories for children's rooms, murals, and decorative items for kitchen/bath areas. This lasted for 10 years.
A real estate career began in 1976 which continued for for 34 years and kept me out of the art world. I still used design and photography to promote properties that I was representing. Upon retiring, a renewed interest in oil painting and photography has blossomed again. Traveling to many countries and enjoying California outdoors has given me photo opportunities and oil painting subjects.
I have entered and displayed my art in shows with Santa Cllarita Artists Association gallery, La Galeria Gitana in San Fernando,With Westlake Artists Assoc., Thousand Oaks Art Association, and OutWest Boutique and Cultural Center. As a member of the Santa Clarita Artist's Association I have enjoyed the opportunities for learning and sharing artwork and the enthusiasm of the members.
Please review the EVENTS section of this website to see where I am exhibiting next. Also feel free to comment on any of the artwork that is seen here. I love to hear your comments!!