British-born Dorothy Brett spent her formative years amongst London's aristocracy. She associated with such notables as Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, Aldous Huxley, Gilbert Cannan, and fellow painter Dora Carrington. She first visited Taos on an invitation from Mabel Dodge Luhan and then returned when D.H. Lawrence recruited Taos' friends to create a utopian society. Dorothy became friends with many residents at Taos Pueblo and was honored to witness several ceremonies. Dorothy’s paintings often depict her interpretation of the spirituality woven into daily life at Taos Pueblo. There are richness and depth to Dorothy’s paintings that reflect the essential nature of the Taos landscape and its inhabitants' essence.