Dori Hartley is primarily a portrait artist who works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, pencil, ink, Photoshop, ArtRage and Corel Painter. As an artisan, she is a silversmith, a sculptor, a doll maker, a muralist, a faux painter and a costume designer.
She was educated at the High School of Music and Art, The Parsons School of Design, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and The Finishing School (for Italian finishes, murals, tromp l’oeil and fresco)
She won an MTV award for Best Costume Design and Best Make Up for the video, Close to the Edit by Art of Noise. She has done literally thousands of portraits in her life. Her personal standard is to create a thing of beauty every single day.
As an essayist and a journalist, she can be...