Dot Bunn’s mural of 19th century Philadelphia at Strawberry Mansion

dotbunnmural1I am very happy to call studio oil painter Dot Bunn a friend of mine, and I eagerly look forward to the talk she will give next Wednesday for the Bucks County Illustrators Society, and the public.  Dot’s stellar reputation as a painter won her the wonderful commission of creating a full-room wall mural depicting 19th century Philadelphia, and painting it directly on the walls of the banquet room of Historic Strawberry Mansion in the city.  Dot will discuss her historical research and process for the mural next Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 PM in Paxson Hall at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 84 E. Oakland Avenue, Doylestown.

Dot painted the 500 square foot wall mural depicting the city and harbor as it would have looked in the early 1800s when Joseph Hemphill bought the mansion and added to its architectural details.  She was assisted in the painting by PAFA painter Patrick Connors.

Dot’s oil paintings have been exhibited in solo and juried exhibitions, receiving many awards, and is part of a number of private and corporate collections. She won the Alden Bryan Memorial Medal for Traditional Landscape at the 2011 Allied Artists of America Annual Juried Show in New York City, and Best in Show at the Artsbridge Members Show the same year. She lives and teaches in her Bucks County studio where she maintains a strong commitment to working with and teaching the traditional methods of the masters.

I recommend Dot’s talk next Wednesday for anyone interested in Philadelphia history and fine art painting. Admission for the talk is $10 and for students with ID $5, payable at the door, and the event is open to the public. Seating is first come first served, and light refreshments will be provided.  For further info email bcillustrators@gmail.com.

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