Dotti Sechrist

Dotti Leonard Sechrist

Dotti Sechrist

Originally from Thomasville, North Carolina, Dotti followed her family’s artistic talents and graduated from Ringling College of Art & Design.

In addition to painting, Dotti fell into the picture framing business after creating a painting for a corporate client. The client loved it so much that Dotti was asked to frame it. That opportunity opened the gates to her career as a professional picture framer and she has been creating creative and artistically designed frames for countless paintings, photographs, and three-dimensional objects for more than 30 years.

Along the way, Dotti keeps her skills updated by taking continuing-education classes at Ringling College of Art & Design and art workshops.

Over the years, she has met many talented local Sarasota artists and is often asked for recommendations for local art by her framing clients and interior designers. It was this realization that local artists need a global outlet for their work. Thus, the website – was born. The goal is to reach art buyers worldwide with wonderful art that might never be noticed otherwise.

  • Owner – Designer Uptown Framers and
  • Custom picture framer, painter and creator of objet d’ art. Frame repair and art restoration services
  • Associate Member of the Interior Design Society. Past Board Member/Treasurer
  • Education Foundation of Sarasota County –
  • Contributing framer for the Evening of Excellence, a fundraising eventsince 2004, and Committee Member since 2008. Event Chair for Evening of Excellence 2016
  • Former member of the Sertoma Club of Venice and Sarasota. First female Sertoman of the Year – Venice
  • Supporter of the Asolo Theater and local arts