'Brooklyn Doorway' and others by Liz Dorn

by Robin Schroeder 19. February 2010 18:28
I don't know about you, but doorways have always intrigued me. Liz Dorn is a wonderful artist in the Whittier area and she sure know how to capture the essence of buildings. Here is a a little more info on Liz, in the artist's own words:
"I started painting when I was four years old. My father was an artist, amateur photographer, and draftsman. After he and my mother parted company, I was not given any encouragement by my mother and gave up painting altogether. After returning to junior college about eight years ago, I was required to take art classes. I then remembered how much I had loved painting and drawing so I resumed painting and earned my AA degree in art and haven’t stopped since then. "

For More Information, visit the Liz Dorn's artwork in WhittierArtists.com

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Show Review: 'Nothing Over $99' at the Whittier Art Gallery

by Robin Schroeder 21. January 2010 06:32
"The opening of the "Nothing Over $99.99" show was wonderful. What a great selection of colorful, interesting works. I was impressed with the variety of media. It is inspiring to visit a show to see paintings, ceramics, assemblage, jewelry and photography displayed so well. The Gallery has recently been painted and it lent a bright, clean, venue to this great show. The show will be open until January 31st., Wednesdays through Sundays, 12-5 pm." -Vicki Schramm

Jeff Ulrich, "Creation" assemblage

Liz Dorn, "Chicago St." acrylic

Maud Aretz, "Sunflowers" assemblage

Pat Brown, clay

Would YOU like to write a review of a local show? Email me at robin@WhittierArtists.com

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Show Reviews

Lost Congregation and others by Liz Dorn

by Robin Schroeder 3. September 2009 19:18
Local artist, Liz Dorn enjoys painting old houses and buildings with the look of a bygone era.
In the artists own words:
"Show me an old building with peeling paint, lots of texture, brick and stone walls that are falling down, and this is visual poetry to me. I also enjoy painting doorways, arches, and arcades. I completed a Brooklyn Doorway series of five water color paintings. I have used the urban decay theme in some of my paintings and would like to do many more. Realistically, this is what is happening to our large inner cities. What was once grand and beautiful has been neglected and no-one has the means for restoration. The recession has taken away the funds for historic preservation and unless neighborhood grass roots organizations recruit volunteers, a lot of these old structures will be gone forever."

For More Information, visit this featured artist in WhittierArtists.com

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