Doria was awarded first place for her Fiber Art piece Eye of Horus,
Fabric, paint, various threads and gold metallic thread
A native of San Diego, California, Doria has owned her own business, Designs by Doria, since 1981. She began her career designing one-of-a-kind and limited edition clothing which was marketed wholesale and retail throughout the United States.
In 1995, Doria began designing Art Quilts for home and office decor. Her Art Quilts have been juried into national and international exhibitions and her work is in public and private collections. Her designs have been published in books and magazines. Her Art Quilt, Time's Release was selected for inclusion in Fiberarts Design Book 7 which is published every five years and chronicles the best in fiber art throughout the world.
We asked Doria how she became interested in art.
She responded: When my twin girls were born, I began sewing. Years later, I became a member of San Diego Artwear and created one of a kind wearable art. One three piece outfit I designed sold at Nordstroms here in San Diego for $500.00 and I was encouraged to continue. In 1995, I transitioned to Art Quilts for home and office decor. My textile art is in private and public collections.
My medium is fiber and I design Art Quilts which are viewed in museums and galleries. As a mixed media artist, I use numerous art techniques and materials to create a completed surface design such as cloth, thread, paper, paint and photo transfer. I love designing with fabric and paper and also creating Art Books.
Doria was juried into numerous exhibitions. Some of the important ones are:
The Oceanside Museum of Art, International Festival of Quilts, SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates), Artist as Quiltmaker, Athenaeum Music and Art, SDSU Awards Exhibition.
About Eye of Horus:
I enlarged my sketch to 400%. It looked Egyptian. Research revealed that the Eye of Horus was the falcon-headed sun god representing new life and the opening of the eye. I painted the background to emphasize the opening of the eye.