Doreen O’Connor

Doreen, a lifelong resident of the lower Hudson Valley area, is a painter in acrylic and watercolor who prefers to work en Plein air (on-site, outside). She is now in semi-retirement, enjoying painting whenever possible and working with several groups of like-minded artists from whom she continues learning. Doreen says she does not remember a time when she was not involved in art. She had bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Art Education and taught for a few years before getting into historic house museum work that combined history with life skills like spinning, weaving, and open hearth cooking and antiques. After many years in the museum field, she started a decorative painting business in 1990. There she did faux finishes, murals, painted furniture, Trompe L’eoil, and many other fun projects. She uses her faux finish experience to make interesting frames for her work when barn wood is unavailable.

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