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Dora M. Gourley, a lifetime resident of Oregon, has been drawing and painting, since age five.  Born and raised on a farm in eastern Oregon, many of her paintings reflect her love of the outdoors, and most all of them tell a story.
 
After spending a few years working on a newspaper, Gourley chose the medical field and worked for twenty years as a Medical Assistant.  Following her bosses retirement, she worked in Pharmaceutical Research for three years. In 1991 she retired to expand her career in art.
 
An avid traveler, Gourley chooses her subjects from any place there is interesting scenery.  These include old homes in Georgia; Civil War battlefields; Anasasi ruins in the Four Corners region of the southwest; Napa Valley California; cattle country in eastern Oregon and the beautiful Oregon coast.
 
Largely self taught, the artist has certificates from Washington School of Art, 1972 and The Artist Workshop, 1994. She is a member of The Beaverton Arts Commission and The Tigard Art Club, both near her Portland Oregon home.
 
Gourley has many paintings in private collections, which include Florida, Alaska, Kentucky, New Jersey, Idaho,Texas, Washington and many in her home state of Oregon.  As a mural artist, her murals grace homes in Florida and Oregon. She has done many floor coverings as well. She has had local shows at The Beaverton Art Gallery, Beaverton City Hall, The Artisan Salon,Tigard Post Office, Farmington Square Assisted Living, Normandy Woods Assisted Living, Willamette Falls Hospital, HomeStreet Bank, Sherwood Library and the Tualatin Library to name a few.  Her painting "Women in Agriculture" hung in the Wiseman Gallery,Rogue Valley Community College, Grants Pass, Oregon. it also won a first prize for Best Use of Medium, HomeStreet Bank Show in 2004.
  
She recently illustrated the book "Ox Teams & Covered Wagons"complete with journals and information about the Warfield family and their struggle crossing the plains, from Iowa to Oregon, in 1870.  
 
The Artist,2005

 
Washington School of Art instructors, Winifred Graney, Lise Silchenstedt, Dorothea Barth, Jean Faber, Bruce Barnard, Anne Torre, James Jotka and Jane Dolph.  
   
The Artist's Studio Workshops Mary Farrell, Instructor  
           
 
Gettsyberg Battlefield    
     
       
 

To contact Dora mail:-

dboes1949@aol.com

Favorite hike in Columbia River Gorge
 
 
           
  MURALS & FLOOR CLOTHS

WATERCOLOURS

BIOGRAPHY

FROGART BY DORA

 
   

 

 

   
  MORE ART WORKS

SOME OLD, SOME NEW

ARTIST LINKS