Dora was born in Italy in the town of Taranto. She always had a passion for painting from her early teens. Prevented by circumstances, from following an art education, she pursued a career in business for many years, initially in Italy and continued after moving to England in 1988.
Her artistic career developed in the Cayman Islands when she moved there with her family in 2000. She has trained with several international artists as well as learning the realistic technique of the Masters at the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto.
Dora was an active member of the Visual Art Society of the Cayman Islands and chaired the board until April 2010.
In July 2011 Dora and her family moved back to the UK and graduated with a Master degree in Fine Art at the University of Gloucestershire. Her Studio practice is based in London.
2010 “Visual Art Society "Featured Artist of the Season” Grand Cayman - Cayman Islands
2007 "Gifts from the Sea" VAS Grand Cayman Group Exhibitions - Cayman Islands
2006 "Inspirations" Westin Resort Spa Grand Cayman- Cayman Islands
2006 "Efflorescence" - Grand Cayman- Cayman Islands
2018 Worcestershire Open Studio 25-27 August
2017 Studio3 Christmas ART SALE, The Fold Bransford
2017 Elmslie House, Malvern, Creative Synergy
2017 Worcestershire Open Studio 26-28 August
2017 Hardwick Gallery -Cheltenham - "Creative Synergy"
2016 'ELements" Elmslie House Malvern UK
2016 Worcestershire Open Studio
2016 Salon Des Refusés 2016 -Space Gallery, London UK
2016 Oxford international Art Fair - Oxford Town Hall - UK
2015 Narrative Collective Worcester Crown Gate UK
H Art 2015 Open Studio
Worcestershire Open Studio
Element Part 2 at the Tabernacle by Gabriel fine Art gallery Notting Hill, London UK
Salon des Refusés summer show London UK
Element Gabriel Fine art Gallery at Waterloo, London UK
Art Below Summer Show and the Muse Gallery Noting Hill London UK
Parallax Art Fair -Chelsea Old Town Hall - Feb.27 - 1st March, London UK
2014 Worcester Arts Workshop Exhibition
"Visions of 10" - Malvern , St. Edmund's Hall
H Art 2014 Open Studio
2013 Contemporary Art for Christmas 2013 - The Lloyd Gill Gallery, Weston Super Mare, UK
2011 The Gallery at the Ritz Carlton “Cayman Reflections”
2010 Art @ Gov.
“Beloved Isle Cayman”The Gallery - Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman
“Art @ the Castle II “ V.A.S. annual Show
“Art in the Heart” Batabano Carnival
"The pursuit of happiness" at the Arteccentrix Gallery Grand Cayman
2009 CayFest Grand Cayman
“Water Sense” Exhibition at The Gallery, the Ritz Carlton
"Colours of Cayman" - Cayman islands Sailing Club
Art at the Castle - VAS annual exhibition
“Cayman Senses” VAS group exhibition
“Art for the palate” VAS group exhibition
“No painting allowed” VAS group exhibition
2008 Art @ Governor’s Grand Cayman
"Festival time" Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman
"Womyn" at the Al E-Banks studio, Grand Cayman
"Moving art for Meals on Wheels" Art Charity fundraiser - Grand Cayman
2007 Art @ Governor’s ’ 05
Nat. Gallery Celebration of the Art
“Million Dollar Run Art Show” at the Morgan Gallery Grand Cayman
“Island Feva” The Gallery-Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman
Visual Art Society “Art at the Play house”.
2006 Art @ Governor's ’ 06 -
Cay Fest -Grand Cayman
Visual Art Society October show
2005 Visual Art Society Spring Show
Art @ Governor's
"Cay Fest 2005"
2004 "Portrait of an Artist" National Gallery of the Cayman Islands
Art @ Governor's ’04
2003 Art @ Governor's 03 Grand Cayman
2007 Cayman Island Education department choose two paintings images: "Sea shell" and "Mrs Rose", to display on flags and banners at the celebration for the National hero
2008 Ritz Carlton Cayman Island
2011 Good taste magazine cover
Private collectors from Canada, U.S.A., Brazil, Cayman Islands, Italy, Japan, Germany and UK.
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