Doris Mott was born in the city of Charleston, WV and 6 years later moved to a small Ohio farm next to a state forest, where she hiked, found beautiful spring flowers, and picked up nuts in the Fall.
After high school, she married and attended two years of college. She had a business career for many years.
Her husband enjoyed creating black and white portrait photography, and his mother oil painted over these portraits. Thus, Doris began to appreciate their art.
Doris jumped at the opportunity to travel abroad to almost 100 countries with a relative over the next 20 years. She visited museums, cathedrals, palaces, land and seascapes, met interesting people, and viewed wildlife in their natural habitats.
At age 50, Doris was diagnosed with glaucoma, scarred with a herpes simplex episode, then macular degneration. After retirement and the death of her husband, Doris went to the Lighthouse of SW Florida, where we participated in art classes. These classes enabled her to use eccentric viewing and recall her wonderful memories to paint canvasses from the experiences of an 83 year old over her lifetime.