As a creative, I don’t like to be confined to one medium or style of art. I love to explore and learn a variety of styles. When I’m creating art I feel centered and at peace, like time doesn’t exist. It’s a form of therapy for me. My inspirations arrive from various sources and are filtered through my experiences as a black
woman. I don’t expect everyone to like my work, but I would like to spark conversations. I feel the universe has given me a gift and I want to share that with as many people as I can.
Colby Dollar was born and raised in Georgia. Throughout her life Colby has gravitated toward the arts. Her earliest exposure came during a 6th grade class. This love of art developed during each following art class. Learning about Monet, Seurat and Gauguin piqued her interest and desire to learn more about different styles of visual art. Colby has enjoyed a life full of adventure, love and visual expression. Her art is true to who she is; a Black woman, mother, bookworm, and pupil of the arts. Colby is influenced by Klimt, Magritte, Alma Thomas, Kahlo, Thornton Dial and Dali. Colby’s expressions are meant to spark conversations of life, love, politics and growth.
Colby lives and works in the Atlanta area.