H.C. Dodd graduated from Swarthmore College, and studied at the Art League of Houston and the Museum of Fine Art Glassell School of Art. The artist is listed in Who's Who in America Art, 24th Ed. [2001-2002] and in the Biographical Encyclopedia of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers .
Since 1992, her paintings have been shown in over 400 national and international juried exhibitions. They have received more than 200 awards among them the Gold Medal  and the Bronze Medal  of the American Watercolor Society, the Gold Medal  and the Silver Medal  of the Audubon Artist, Inc. and the Best Of Show awards from the Philadelphia Water Color Society , the Southern Watercolor Society  and the Oklahoma Watercolor Association . Other major awards include the Frederic and Eileen Monaghan Whitaker Award from the National Academy of Design  and the first place  and second place  in the Experimental Category of The Artist's Magazine Art Competition.
Examples of her work may be found in Best of Watercolor 3, Best of Watercolor 2, Painting Composition, Fifty Years of Excellence TWS, Color Right From the Start, Artist Magazine, Watercolor Magic, International Artist, Southwest Art, The Taos Magazine and The 2002 Collector's Guide.
She is a signature member of 32 watercolor societies.