Seattle has art collectors just like everywhere else. Some of them even prefer not to talk about their art too much even if they still want you to look at it:
“I just don’t know how to put into words why I like them,” he said. “In my mind, I know why I like them.”
Dootson’s 1,345-square-foot apartment is packed with contemporary art, professionally curated and displayed under lights. The walls are covered with paintings by David Hockney, Therese Oulton, Al Held, Philip Guston and dozens of others. The coffee table holds a giant Dale Chihuly piece, and shelves are filled with Asian pottery and small statues.
Dootson, 84, worked in investments before he retired. He began collecting art in the late 1960s. He traveled to galleries and artists’ studios, read, and became involved with the Seattle Art Museum, where he’s been a longtime trustee.
Longtime Art Collector Turns Home into Gallery (Seattle Times)