|Doraté's style reflects her exposure to many
cultures. Born in Europe, she spent her early years in
the Philippines and China, before returning to Europe
after World War II. She studied art in Dusseldorf, Germany
before becoming a citizen of the United States in 1960.
These studies continued in America under such teachers
as Barbara Nechis, Joan Heston, Frank Webb, Quida Canaday,
Ethel Todd George and Joseph Perrin.
The artist's style is distinguished by the wide range
of media employed. Her style is one of exuberance and
use of vivid colors. Recent years have seen the growth
of a mystical style in many of her works. Whether the
subject is an impressionistic landscape, a mystical
image or a dramatic abstract, Doraté's paintings
invariably project a rich feeling of well being.
Noteworthy are oils and watercolors featuring Italian
scenes of antiquity and collections of subjects such
as fountains and other architectural subjects.
Doraté’s paintings are on display in private
homes and commercial establishments throughout the United
States and in several European countries. She has received
numerous awards, at Exhibitions presented by the following
National Watercolor Society
Southern Watercolor Society
Baltimore Watercolor Society
Greenwich Art Society
Atlanta Artist Club
Knickerbocker Art Club, NYC
Salmagundi Club, NYC
Georgia Watercolor Society
Roswell Art Festival
Art Station, Atlanta
Watercolor Art Society of Houston
Western Federation of Watercolor
Links of Interest:
Chelsea International Fine Art Competition - Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition, which offers contemporary artists the opportunity to show their original art at one the most acclaimed juried art shows in Chelsea, New York’s art galleries district.