Through the years, the beauty of our planet called to Doris and photography became the agent for her to both experience and share what she saw. After retiring from teaching elementary school for 33 years, she began voraciously studying photography through many venues including the Osher Lifetime Learning Institute (OLLI) at Stony Brook University, many photography workshops, and online classes and webinars. Doris is an active member of the Paumanok Camera Club. Her photos were often designated “photo of the month” in various categories. She also is a member of the Huntington Arts Council, the Smithtown Township Arts Council, and Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts. Doris has co-led four semesters of photography classes at OLLI including Advanced Creative Photography.
In 2016, Schiffer Publications published her collection of 40 photographic art cards. Based on the natural world, each image contains two or three photographs to form something completely new and unique. She called it Gaia’s Vision Oracle Cards and worked with an author to create a book about the cards. These cards are widely available through bookstores and online retailers. Several of her photographs have been chosen to appear in the magazine “Living the Photo Artistic Life.” Her work has been exhibited at the BAFFA Gallery in Sayville, Art on Terry, Bayard Cutting Arboretum, and the Smithtown Library.