Dolores Justus

Inspired by the natural world, Justus’ paintings reflect a sensitive and intuitive view that distills patterns of light and form into compositions that engage and inspire. Blurring the line between abstraction and representation, her painterly style also contributes to the interactive quality of her art. In her exploration of the confluence of optics and painterly abstraction, Justus’ work belongs to the “new landscape” movement of contemporary American art.

“I’ve always had a strong identification with nature and am continually in awe of the depth of inspiration that it offers. Despite all its variety, there are essential elements in it and in us all, that we respond to. It is those universal, underlying truths that I seek to communicate in my own work.” – Dolores Justus

Justus earned a B.F.A. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1988. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the nation and abroad for more than 20 years. Collections include: the Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR; the University of Arkansas, Health and Sciences Center, Fort Smith, AR; the Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, Pine Bluff, AR; Iberia Bank, Little Rock, AR; the Alluvian Hotel, Greenwood, MS; Delta Trust Bank, Little Rock, AR; CASA Women’s Shelter, Pine Bluff, AR; Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR; UAMS Hospital, Little Rock, AR; CARTI Foundation, Little Rock, AR; Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock, AR; Arkansas College of Health Education, Fort Smith, AR; and many others. Justus’ work was also recently featured on the cover of Elegant Homes Magazine (Fall/Winter 2017, January 2019).

Justus currently lives in Hot Springs, Arkansas where she operates Justus Fine Art Gallery and works as an artist and art director.


Oil on linen
36″ x 36″

Wet Lands

Oil on canvas
24″ x 48″


Oil on canvas
24″ x 36″

Gathering Gold

Archival Inkjet on Museum Rag paper
30″ x 40″