Always interested in all forms of creative work, Doris started painting seriously after attending a watercolor workshop while vacationing in Stone Harbor, NJ in 1978. This workshop sparked her interest in the watercolor medium and led to many more workshop trips with instruction by well-known artists. This enabled her to explore the many facets of watercolor. She was attracted to watercolor because of its luminous quality and versatility. After retiring as a teacher, she devoted much of her time to painting and developing a series of limited edition prints of Avalon and Stone Harbor, NJ, where she and her husband had a home. Doris loved the sea and found that watercolor lent itself well to depicting the ever-changing atmospheric conditions found at the shore. Her love for the area can be seen in her paintings. Doris was a signature member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and a member of Berks Art Alliance. Her work has been represented in juried, individual and invitational shows in Reading and New Jersey.
Although she is best known for her paintings of the New Jersey shore, she also enjoyed painting florals and landscapes. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the country. Her work can be found at Ocean Gallery in Stone Harbor and Avalon, as well as Baldwin Brass in Reading, PA.