Graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Dorothy has been a working artist in Santa Barbara since 1976. She is known for mural-size contemporary realist oil paintings in which she seeks to synthesize representation with other contemporary influences such as pattern & decoration; neo-pop; surrealism and abstraction. Churchill-Johnson's work has been collected by museums, major corporations, five-star hotels and private collectors nationally and internationally. Her next scheduled solo museum exhibition will be at The Butler Institute of American Art in the spring of 2020. Dorothy is a founding board member and president emeritus of Santa Barbara Studio Artists, a not-for-profit trade organization of professionals who maintain working studios in Santa Barbara.