Dorothy Lampl lives a private, contemplative life in Taos, New Mexico. Her main companions are her cats, her shelves of books, oriental objects, her garden and her paints, all of which remind her of the serene spectacle that surrounds us all.
Dorothy has held a brush in hand all her life. She drew and painted prolifically as a child, rendering characters and scenes she saw in movies on the back pages of her mother's steno pads. Her first figure class was at twelve years of age. She studied art in college, and continued honing her technique with various teachers, but primarily the renowned oil painter, Richard V. Goetz. Chase, Sorolla, Zorn and Sargent remain her other great influences.
She holds many national awards, and her paintings of still life, landscapes and portraits, achieved in oil, pastel and also watercolor, can be found in numerous private collections worldwide. Dorothy paints because she is
compelled to capture the breathtaking beauty of even the simplest facets of life. An integral figure in the Taos art community, Dorothy's colorful, detailed expressions endure.