Inspired by the beauty found in nature, Doris began painting landscapes in acrylics but very soon changed to watercolour. She is mostly self-taught but has taken some workshops; in particular, she was privileged to learn from Jack Reid.
She was a member of Visual Arts Brampton (VAB) for many years and was fortunate to have been accepted into four juried shows hosted by VAB during that time.
Doris laid aside her painting for many years until becoming a member of Creative Brushes in Kingston a few years ago. With her recent move to Bath, her creative journey continues. In summer 2023, she completed a painting course; landscapes in oil for beginners, at the Kingston School of Art.
Doris is also a photographer and gardener and has worked part-time as a travel agent, designing and leading tours for small groups of women; in particular, garden and art tours.
Her paintings are in private collections in Canada, the UK, United States and Japan.