We had the good fortune of connecting with Dorothy Senat and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dorothy, what’s something about your industry that outsiders are probably unaware of?
My creative motivation streams from my daily emotions and although I promote healing through arts my struggles are also learning how to use art to heal myself. Outsiders are probably not aware that most times I wake up and I do not want to paint or create anything. This notion is easier said than done but when I see how painting elevates the emotions of others that uses my services this makes me happy. I become appreciative and motivated to focus on my Journey of healing through art. Although Eda arts promotes relieving stress through art Iam in the process of understanding how to allow art release some of my emotions.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My art is different because it expresses my personal feelings. When I create an art piece it tends to be abstract with a lot of small pieces in painting that describes one story. I love painting black women and tend to paint them more freely I believe it is because I can relate to them more. I choose to paint them because I want to provide a version of black women that many have not seen. With my brand which is healing through art, I try to create a story in every painting so that when one sees the painting they can forget about their stress and for one moment focus on what my art is portraying. Understanding that the impact of others and life crisis can cause you stress and pain of which we must find a way to alleviate some of that pain even if it’s just for a second. I’ve learned that stress can really harm you and affect the people around you if you allow it to. Something as little painting can shift your whole mindset and help with your situation. I want the world to understand that the body needs to heal before you can help anyone. My brand can help with the minor issues that we have as humans and with one minimal change that can lead to greater occurrences.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The best place to visit that is affordable and beautiful is the beaches of south Florida usually at sunset when it’s more quiet. The beaches have a way of demanding your attention as soon as you walk onto the sand. My favorite place to eat is any Caribbean food spots that are usually in the alley ways of Little Haiti or north Miami. They say don’t judge a book by its cover and they are right because the worse the outside looks the better the food taste! I think the Perez art museum in Miami the interactive art displays are incredible and fun. I also like the small private museums located in Delray Beach they allow local artist to display their art depicting the theme of the month.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would love to shout out Jessie H, for the strategic plan on how to start the business and going through the ups and downs of with my emotions during the Eda Arts. Widlin D. with the notion of turning my talents Into a financial income. Mckinson for motivating me to turn my black and white drawings into beautiful paintings and teaching me some tricks on how to enhance them. Blazers and arts event Hosted my FAU Progressive Black Men Inc., for giving me the platform to promote my art for the first time. Jouveline B for helping me with a notion that has helped me during this pandemic. And my friends who constantly motivate me to continue with my business And supporting my brand by promoting , purchasing and donating.
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