Piece description from the artist
The landscape is the basis of my art. My studio is the outdoors, in all its forms, with subjects ranging from abstractions and patterns to bold, sweeping vistas (including the urban landscape). Much of the satisfaction I derive from photography is the sense of exploration and discovery; the visceral process of venturing out to make images; the silence of fog broken only by the sound of the camera shutter; the soft crunch of snow underfoot on a frosty winter morning; the fluttering colors of descending leaves in the forest on a Fall afternoon.
Keith Dotson is passionate about black and white photography. While some have called his work thought provoking, his goal is to make photographs that provoke emotions, seeking to capture the essence of a subject as much as it's appearance.
Dotson’s work has been shown in art galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Austin, Minneapolis, Wisconsin, Toronto, Nashville, and Knoxville.
His photographs have appeared in major national television commercials, and TV programs such as "Grey's Anatomy" and "Melissa and Joey".
Dotson has taught art and design on the adjunct faculty at Austin Community College in Austin, Texas and Texas State Technical College in Waco, Texas. He currently resides in the Nashville area, where he finds beauty in all four seasons.