Doehler, Flora

Flora Doehler grew up in Toronto and graduated in fine arts and craft at the Art Centre at Central Technical School, Toronto. In the early 1970s she studied painting and drawing at the Kunsthochschule Weissensee in Berlin, Germany.  Flora participated in art shows and studio tours in Ontario for 30 years.

Flora moved to the artist village of Bear River, Nova Scotia a decade ago. She is a juried member of Nova Scotia Designer Craft Council, and belongs to Visual Arts Nova Scotia and the Annapolis Regional Community Arts Council. Flora is a founding member of the Bear River Artworks Gallery and the Bear River Working Studio Tour group. 

Artist Statement

My paintings combine my feelings of joy about the natural world in rural Nova Scotia and my love of colour. After a lifetime lived in downtown Toronto, I moved to Bear River, NS 10 years ago with a yearning for nature, the ocean and a need to grow a large garden of flowers. I never tire of painting these subjects or of capturing scenes of Nova Scotia. I prefer to paint from life and to channel the scene or flower’s energy onto the canvas. A few of my favourite painters are Emily Carr, Georgia O’Keefe, Claude Simard, Franz Marc and Henri Matisse.

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