Doreen Dyet is an established Ottawa area artist. She has been taking classes, painting and selling her art since the 1990s. After retiring from the Federal Public Service, she became more active in the arts community by volunteering on the executive of various art organizations and now paints full time.
She is a member of various art associations, has been juried into several shows and exhibits regularly in the Ottawa area.
She has created several pieces of commissioned work and many of her pieces are in private collections.
Her oil paintings can also be seen in her home studio by appointment by contacting her at firstname.lastname@example.org
As an artist I am compelled to paint. It is a large part of who I am. Painting allows me to express myself creatively and at times has been my escape from the difficulties of life.
When I paint my oil paintings, I lose myself in the process of creation and all else is left behind for a while. I am thinking of what colours to use and where to put my next brush stroke to create a visually pleasing painting that the viewer can also get lost in.
My art is inspired by my travels around the world and by my love of nature. I paint mostly in oils on canvas from my own photographs and other reference materials. There is usually something in the photographs that I am compelled to capture in my own colourfully and vibrant way.
My work is semi-representational in that it does not reproduce the photograph exactly but captures the feeling and beauty that inspired me to take the photo in the first place. I have taken thousands of photos but only a few are special enough to make it to the canvas.
I love to paint nature but painting is in my nature. I hope that my work inspires that same love of nature and interest in travel in the viewer.
To see my artwork please visit my Art Gallery pages