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The Art of the River Towns Artist of the Week: Dot Bunn

The inaugural Art of the River Towns exhibition, sponsored by River Towns Magazine, is set to open at the Prallsville Mills in Stockton N.J., on Thursday, Oct. 1. In the weeks leading up to the show, the Herald will feature one of the local artists accepted for entry.

This week, we are highlighting Dot Bunn of Doylestown, whose still life paintings include pottery filled with her home-grown flowers and fruits that can be found in her kitchen. Recently, she has been including quilts made by friends into her painting arrangements.

A Signature Member Oil Painters of America and full-time professional studio artist, Bunn works and teaches traditional oil painting at her Red Stone Farm Studio. Her studio also hosts guest instructors and she often brings in models for life studies.

“For her own work,” Bunn says in her artist statement, “Dot finds inspiration in the local gardens, fields, and streams of Bucks County. When Dot chooses subjects for still life painting she prefers everyday objects collected over the years because they have meaning to her.”

Bunn teaches a weekly painting class and offers workshops in color theory for beginners as well as advanced painters at Red Stone Farm Studio in Doylestown. Her work is online at, and she can be contacted by e-mail at

Co-chairs Pearl and Chuck Mintzer, have helped to launch the Art of the River Towns Online Sales Gallery at

New work will continue to be added through early October and the online sales gallery will be available until the end of October.