Dora Homann born in New Jersey, received her BFA degree in Fine Arts and Education from Parsons School of Design. (Parsons founded in 1896 is famous for its founders and professors such as William M. Chase, Edward Hopper, The New York School and others). Upon graduating, Dora worked with prominent artists such as Charles Fazzino, designed for Bonwit Teller and freelanced in Manhattan's leading advertising agencies through CTI and Update graphics.

Dora's fine art and graphics have been displayed in numerous group and juried shows and are represented in both corporate and private collections. Other ventures that she pursued included teaching art and music and decorating in faux finishes. Her career was further enhanced when she opened up a custom framing business in Sparta, NJ where she currently resides with her husband Henry and two children Markus and Kathryn.

Artist Statement

As a student and emerging artist in the early 1980's, I lived and studied in the heart of New York's avant garde movement. While at Parsons where I intended to study commercial art, I felt very lucky to have discovered the art of painting. Inspired by the abstract expressionists, my early paintings represented human emotions and were similar to DeKooning's action paintings.

Spending many summers abroad I studied independently the art of european artists and movements. Painting landscapes and cityscapes on location in Italy, France and Germany inspired me to work in plein air. At the present time, working outdoors and from life enables me to grasp the feeling of the subject better. When time or distance makes this impossible, I rely on my camera.

Focusing on inner peace through my art still to be found in the world, I am inspired to bring out the light, romance and aesthetic beauty in what is assumed to be ordinary. Even though I enjoy working as a graphic artist, painting on canvas adds a deeper dimension to my professional career and has become a life long pursuit.