Dorothy Sutton

The Artist: Dorothy Sutton spent her adult life as a dedicated artist, dividing her time between oil painting, water color, and pen-and-ink drawing. She was a student of Olin Travis in Dallas, Texas. She became interested in Payne's poems, and when he began writing "These Are My Leaves" she volunteered to work with him to illustrate his ideas, using pen-and-ink drawings as the medium. She died in 1986 at the age of 74.