Dot Courson is an oil painter from Pontotoc, Mississippi. Courson took art courses in college, but obtained a master’s degree in nursing/healthcare administration. She worked in the medical field for many years, leaving her career as a nurse administrator and nurse educator to paint full-time in 2004.
She is a founding member of the Mississippi Painter’s Society. She is a juried member of Landscape Artists International and Oil Painters of America. Known primarily for her rich landscape paintings, she also does portraits, and her still life paintings have won many awards.
She and her husband Jackie are now hosting art workshops for artists from across the US. In 2017, they created the Courson Art School Studio Gallery where they teach.