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Artist of the Month- Dorie Solomon

Dorie Solomon

Our artist for March is Dorie Solomon. She is one of our most talented artists who continues to paint through her trials. In 2014 she moved to Rio Vista because of deteriorating health. Her sister, Diana, was able and willing to assist her in what they hoped would be recovery. Dorie went from healthy to bed ridden in a very short time with multiple diagnoses. She could hardly walk or feed herself and was in constant pain.

Dorie was a very successful artist for 50 years and was now unable to paint. She realized that painting was her life, her whole life.

With many trial and error treatments she improved enough to paint a little in watercolor, but her beloved medium is oil and slowly she worked her way back to painting oils. Some days are better than others and one day she decided to attend a Trilogy Art Guild meeting and met Linda Solomon. They shared a laugh about their common last names and became fast friends. She entered a TAG show, placing first, second and best in show in oils and sold the paintings she entered. When RioVision Gallery opened, she was encouraged to display there and has sold several pieces encouraging her to continue to paint through her pain. Dorie’s experiences have not diminished her talent as her art just gets better and better.

Thanks to Diana, her sister, and good friends, Linda, and Amy Schmidt, she says she will not die with the music inside her. Dorie paints everyday even though she uses a walker and is at last content. She felt that not being able to paint was killing her spirit. She advises us all to find something we love and find a way to do it. “Be grateful for what you do have. Be courageous, faithful, and strong.”

The reception for Dorie will be held on March 18th from 3 to 5 pm.