Dorothy Simpson Krause' Focus is a 12 x 12 inch mixed media collage with encaustic on panel featuring a composition including a human skull over a textured sepia brown rectangle underlined with a brilliant scarlet horizontal brush stroke, and a sequence of red letters to the left of the skull. A background in warm ivory tones is made richer with a layer of encaustic, which also serves to give texture to the piece. Krause has intentionally given this work a feeling of age and history, as though it were an artifact of a long ago place and time.
Krause is a painter, collage artist and printmaker who incorporates digital mixed media into her art. She is deeply inspired by history, nature, travel, and innovative art making processes. Her work is exhibited regularly in galleries and museums, and is featured in numerous current periodicals and books. Krause is Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts College of Art where she founded the Computer Arts Center and is a member of Digital Atelier (registered trademark), an artists collaborative. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and symposia and is a consultant for manufacturers and distributors of products which may be used by fine artists.
Krause' work has been exhibited across the United States and abroad, including at Art Complex Museum (Duxbury, MA); Jaffe Center for Book Arts (Boca Raton, FL); Landing Gallery (Rockland, ME); Danforth Museum of Art (Framingham, MA); Judi Rotenberg Gallery (Boston, MA); The New England School of Photography (Boston, MA); and 571 Projects (New York, NY). She has completed numerous public art projects and her work has been acquired by many museums including The Museum of Fine Art Boston, The Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.