Doreen has a Fine Art Diploma from Sheridan College. She is an Elected Member of the following professional art associations: The Ontario Society of Artists, The Society of Canadian Artists, The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, The Colour and Form Society, The Toronto Watercolour Society, The Florida Suncoast Watercolour Society.
Her paintings have been juried into many exhibitions throughout Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, U.S.A. and Japan. Throughout her career, she has received numerous awards including:Merit Award 2017 Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Juror’s Award of Excellence; 2015 SCA Members Exhibition; Silver Medal Award; 2015 Toronto Watercolour Society Fall Juried Exhibition; Honourable Mention 2015 Art Center Sarasota U.S.A.Juried Art Exhibition; the “Antoinette Stevens Award” for Best Acrylic for the 2007 Society of Canadian Artists 50th Anniversary Exhibition in Calgary, Alberta; The Award of Merit for the 2011 Society of Canadian Artists “On The Scene Exhibition” in Calgary, Alberta; The Life Members Award 2011 Ontario Society of Artists Juried Show in Toronto; the Lloyd Minshall Award 2011 Central Ontario Art Association Juried Show and both Silver and Bronze Medal Awards in the Toronto Watercolour Society. In 2008 she was the winner of the Mississauga Artist of the Year Award which was presented at an official ceremony by the Mississauga Arts Council.
Her award winning paintings are in public collections including: The Provincial Government of Ontario Archive in Toronto;Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga; Aegis Financial Services, Toronto;St. Mary’s Hospital, Kitchener, Ontario; Pallett Valo, L.L.P., Law Offices, Mississauga; The Shaver Hospital, St. Catharines, Ontario; Art Gallery of Mississauga Permanent Collection; The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour Diploma Collection, Peel Gallery, Brampton; and the City of Mississauga City Council Office.Her work is also in private collections throughout Canada, U.S.A., England and Japan.
She is a former Director of:The Art Gallery of Mississauga, Visual Arts Mississauga and the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour.
My paintings reflect an emotional response to a memory, a life experience and nature’s every day events. I enjoy pushing boundaries and exploring new and different ways to create interesting textures diverse shapes and spontaneous calligraphy resulting in unique and compelling images inviting closer examination and personal interpretation. By daring to challenge the basic principles and elements of art, I am able to elicit divergent and visually thought provoking images. It is very much an intuitive and instinctual process.
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