FARMINGTON — Anita Dotson took her first art class in 1991, and that same year, she sold her first painting, which depicted an adobe mission with arches.

"I like to do adobes and missions," Dotson said, describing her art. "That's my favorite thing."

Since then, Dotson has dedicated herself to art, joining the Four Corners Art Association and displaying her work at the Dusty Attic. Her art will be at the Dusty Attic during Farmington's Fall Art Walk on Friday.

In addition to adobes and missions, Dotson has created small paintings of rusty objects.

"We go out hunting the rusty stuff," she said.

It all began when she found an old, rusty spoon. She debated what to paint on it, eventually settling on a rooster.

Dotson said the spoon sold almost immediately.

"That just got me started," Dotson said.

Over time, people began to bring her spoons and old skillets. She once found an oblong lid and added a windmill on it.

Dotson said her painting on rusty object provides "something a little bit different and smaller."

Hannah Grover covers news, arts and religion for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4652 and hgrover@daily-times.com. Follow her @hmgrover on Twitter.