Doris Mee lives in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts. She paints with watercolor, acrylic, and with a mix of media, often using her hand-painted oriental papers in her work. She’s been teaching workshops for over 25 years on Cape Cod, Florida’s west coast, and on cruise ships. A popular instructor, she is often invited to give demonstrations of her mixed media/collage technique for various art groups… She continues to teach the occasional workshop on Cape Cod.
Doris has won numerous awards in Regional, National, and International shows. Her work has been collected both nationally and internationally. She is a “Master Artist” member of the Cape Cod Art Center where she often exhibits. In April 2019, she won “Best of Show” at the Annual Masters Art Exhibit at Cape Cod Art Center in Barnstable.
She has recently (2018, 2019, 2020) had work accepted and exhibited in juried shows at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, MA, the Creative Art Center in Chatham, the Cape Cod Cultural Center in Yarmouth, the Cahoon Museum of American Art in Cotuit, and the Cape Cod Art Center in Barnstable.
When painting on location, she uses transparent watercolor, but in the studio and when doing non-representational work, she often uses acrylic. “I love intense color and strong value changes in my work, and I find this can be best achieved with either fluid or full-bodied acrylics.” She assembles her collage paintings from a wide variety of papers. She has a special fondness for oriental papers which she hand-paints with watercolors and acrylics.
“Art, as well as life, involves constant change and adaptation to one’s environment. I derive a sense of joy with each painting, which I hope to share with the viewers of my work.”