Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery

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Anke Dodson

Third Place

Anke Dodson

Anke Dodson

"The Glow of Dusk"

Watercolor on paper , 21" x 14"

Sale Price $750

Artist Statement

Dusk is a particularly beautiful time in a city, when the sun sets and the lights begin to shimmer. The old Atlas Life Building in Tulsa, OK, now converted to a hotel, has an iconic neon sign which fortunately was preserved in the conversion and continues to light up a busy downtown street. The beautiful glow throws irresistible colors over the building, sidewalk and surrounding areas.


Anke Dodson is a native of Germany and a naturalized citizen of the United States.

Her work includes cityscapes, landscapes and marine subjects. She enjoys working in the style of contemporary or painterly realism on a variety of surfaces such as watercolor canvas, aquabord, claybord, yupo, ricepaper and, of course, traditional watercolor papers.

She has studied painting in watercolor and pastels with nationally known artists and instructors such as Steven Quiller, Alan Flattman, Naomi Brotherton, Judy Betts, Christopher Schink and others and in recent years has added the art of printmaking, more specifically monotypes. Taking a workshop taught by renowned printmaker Julia Ayers made her want to learn more about this unique medium and its possibilities.

In June of 2011 she was invited by the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, OK to teach an introductory monotype workshop in conjunction with their “Rauschenberg at Gemini” exhibition. A solo exhibition of her work at the Gallery of the Performing Arts Center in Tulsa in October 2011 included a large number of monotypes, portraying the change of seasons on the prairie.

The Community National Bank of Kansas commissioned her to paint historical works for seven of their branch offices. The large watercolor portraits of these communities are now on exhibit in their respective cities.

One of her paintings was included in the 2017 Watercolor USA show.

Her work has been added to a number of corporate and private collections in the U.S., Germany and France, including a number of commissioned pieces.

She is represented by the Eva Reynolds Gallery of Fine Arts in Leawood, KS (Kansas City) and her work can also be found in the virtual galleries of the Oklahoma Visual Artists Coalition and the Tulsa Artists Guild (TAG).