About Me: “I call myself a Photographic Artist because at the heart of every piece is photography. I am trained in the photographic field and classified as a Master Photographer, who has worked freelance for more than 20-years. My mind and heart however, love to experiment with new mediums, styles and methods which often take me to places that are no longer linked to photography." The artist lives in the beautiful Sierra Foothills of California, also known as Gold Country with her husband and adopted family of furred and feathered 'kids'. The artist has received over fifty awards for her art and photography, including being the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Art and Science of Photography. She has collectors world-wide and throughout the United States. Look for the SalonOfArt through the links below at Zazzle, Card Gnome, Redbubble, GiftCards, MySoti, 3DRose and Amazon.com. Visit the artist at SalonOfArt.com to learn more and view her portfolio.
My Interests: I love animals and enjoy the bit of volunteering I do both for my local animal shelter and wildlife rehabilitation center. I'm happiest in the mountains or near the ocean, not a city girl at heart, though I was raised in a big city. I enjoy cooking and baking dog cookies and wandering around flea markets looking for goodies to photograph. I write for the GCU Community Blog. I enjoy movies, reading, and growing our own vegetables, but my passion lies with my family, my camera and creating art.
I just purchased your beautiful "For my sister on her birthday Wild Flower Garden" card. It is so bright and cheerful and I loved the inner verse as well. I can't wait to give it to my sister, thank you!
Rachel/Silver Mist Greetings
Rachel | August 06, 2014
Hi Doreen! I just want to thank you for the beautiful custom card you put together recently for my niece. Her favorite color is turquoise and she absolutely loved it!!! It turned out beautifully! Thank you!
Susan | June 01, 2014
Beautiful shop and cards Doreen! You have a wonderful selection of very creative cards!
Teri | August 01, 2013
Patricia | July 05, 2013
Your cards are just a great tribute to the extremely hard work I know you do.
Great store Doreen.
Best wishes, Inkflo @ Chez Inkflo
Inkflo | October 13, 2012
I love your cards! They are lovely and fabulous.
Perrin | September 13, 2012
Beautiful cards, Doreen. Congrats on DOD!
Alda - Heart Tugs
Alda | June 18, 2012
Congratulations again on design of the day! Your cards are so beautiful!! Take care, Laurie
Laurie | June 18, 2012
Congratulations of design of the day! It is a beautiful card!!!! Take care, Laurie
Laurie | April 20, 2012
I'm back to thank you for the kind comment on my DOD. You've made my day again! ~ Laura
Laura | January 28, 2012
Looking Great Doreen! Thanks so much for leaving such a lovely comment on my red heart card. You've made my day!
Laura | January 26, 2012
love the new vintage parrots!
judith | January 14, 2012
Hi Doreen! I just wanted to say that I have added a link to one of your New Year's photo cards to my page New Year Greeting Cards 2012. I hope that's alright! Cheers! Heather
Heather | November 13, 2011
Congratulations Doreen, for getting Design of the Day today! Wonderful design and colors!
Pamela | September 13, 2011
Doreen, you have so many beautiful cards here. Thank you for taking the time back in June to look at my cards when I was just getting started and posting a lovely comment. I have so much poetry to share; have to find the right artwork...
Good luck in all you do!
Shani | August 10, 2011
Hello Doreen, I enjoyed my visit here very much, your card collections is very beautiful.
Teresa | August 09, 2011
Hi Doreen, Thanks for your nice comment on my Forum note. I appreciate what you are doing with GCU and I know
it must be a never ending task to try to predict what the market is for greeting cards. I understand the risks and the
effort it must take to do this. I worked for a corporation and the owner asked me what I thought was good art that might be saleable. After a little thought I said, "Jack if I knew the answer to that I probably wouldn't be working for you!" Your card store is amazing and I like your art. Your are very talented. Lets keep painting. Best wishes, Fred
Fred | August 07, 2011
Hi Doreen, Thanks for your nice comment on my forum comment. Digital versus Traditional Art. Your kind words
are welcome and I like your website on GCU. It is very nice. I am new here but I believe in encouraging my fellow
artists. Best wishes, Fred Jinkins
guest | July 29, 2011
Thank you for the kind words. Your site is off the hook cool! I hope mine can be as nice one day. Beautifully done! HUGS Adam
Adam | July 29, 2011
Thank you, Doreen, for choosing my store for your newsletter! I am so flattered! :)
Heather | July 17, 2011
Thank you so much for your kind words. I was so excited to have the featured card today on GCU. I've enjoyed writing poetry/prose for years and so glad I can share it with others.
Love your work!
Shani | June 29, 2011
Hi there Doreen - you know I LOVE your cards, don't you? One of your fun kitten cards is being featured on my DogBreedz.net blog this week. You can view it here: News of DogBreedz.net Photography. Thank you for sharing your work on GCU!
Peggy | June 29, 2011
Just would like to thank you for your lovely comment on my Design of the Day last week ( and I am sorry for the delay with this ). I adore your creative talent and I always enjoy reading all your tutorials and publications. They are very helpful and a great source of inspiration.
My warmest wishes to you from Spain ,
Marina | June 27, 2011
Thanks for the help on featured card thing! Your cards are absolutely wonderful! You have an awesome talent!!!
Peta | June 21, 2011
love your new perfect paradise painted series...what's your view on painted card vs photo card in terms of sale?
judith | June 19, 2011
Doreen, Congratulations on your Design Of The Day, yesterday. I love all your cards! Janet Lee
guest | June 17, 2011
thank you so much for the kind welcome :)
your shop is really awesome.. love how you created it.. and love your cards! i will get in touch on facebook!
Hi Doreen! I love your site and your blog and all the helpful info you share with GCU. Thanks a million!! Also thanks for the nice review a bit ago on one of my "Sweet Pea" cards. Bambi
Bambi | June 12, 2011
Hi Doreen, Congrats on your Design of the Day. Love the Carpooling Dog!
Janet Lee (Palaggi)
Janet | June 07, 2011
Hi Doreen! Thank you so much for featuring one of my cards in your newsletter. I appreciate it very much. You have a wonderful selection of cards and lovely designs in your store. Thank you again. :) Sher
Michael | May 22, 2011
I am sorry I haven't thanked you sooner for featuring one of my pet sitting cards in your newsletter (I haven't been on the iste for a while). THANK YOU! I am very honored. I love your work. Your cards are not only creative and beutiful but the sense of design just makes them stand out. I wish I had an eye for design like you! Thank you again.
Stephanie | May 19, 2011
Hi Doreen, thanks so much for featuring me in your newsletter. So glad you like it. Love your store, really great cards. I love the way you build them up with lots of layers, brilliant!
Best wishes, Karen (Victorian Translations)
KAREN | May 19, 2011
A beautiful Artist inside and out, it's time for me to give out a shout...
Doreen sets the standard and this is why, so many cards from Doreen you buy!
Congratulations Beautiful Lady! - Sri Devi of Heart to Art
Sri | May 18, 2011
Doreen thank you so much for your very kind comments about my work. I'm extremely impressed with your photography, photographic art and design work, you have some really lovely cards here. If you ever fancy passing on any hints and tips I'm all ears, especially on the business side of things which is my big downfall. Again, many thanks - Natalie
Natalie | May 11, 2011
your new banner looks fantastic!
judith | April 29, 2011
Happy 2nd Anniversary in GCU!!!!!!!!Wishing you many more sales!!!!!!
Pubudini | April 25, 2011
Love your new banner Doreen. Cards look beautiful! Thanks so much for the kind card comment. I'm equally a fan of your work!
Laura | March 31, 2011
Hi Doreen, you have such a beautiful, amazing array of cards to offer GCU shoppers. Wishing you many sales.
Prisiclla | March 24, 2011
What a wonderful store! Your cards are exceptional and the diversity is amazing - something for me to aspire to:>)
Carol | March 06, 2011
Doreen, your designs are so intricate and professional. They look better than cards I've seen in "that famous" card store I used to drive to. Can you imagine, driving to a card store when you have cards like YOURS to choose from?! Wonderful!
Emily | February 13, 2011
Doreen your cards are simply breathtaking - BEAUTIFUL and inspiring to the designer in me. Thank you for your contributions to the GCU family!!
Peggy | February 13, 2011
You have some really awesome cards here! Wishing you happiness and sucess in 2011 and beyond!
Selina | November 30, 2010
Many thanks to you and Rosie, I guess I'm a new Kid on the block, and I appreciate the warm welcome. Your work is Amazing, and it's an honor to meet you and your passion.. Best of Luck this New Year. Regards, Robin
Robin | November 17, 2010
Hi Doreen, I just saw your kind words on one of my cards. Many thanks, I really appreciate it.
Your store is awesome!
Didou, a CGU colleague
Lê | November 03, 2010
Doreen, I love your store, and your varied art! Very inspiring!
Sandy | September 05, 2010
So far, you have the nicest looking store I have seen here on GCU. It makes you want to buy. Very cheerful. Great looking cards. I can tell... you put your heart in every single one. I'm glad I didn't miss this one.
Your GCU Friend,
Rebecca Anne Grant
Rebecca | September 03, 2010
Love, love love, your cards Doreen! You have one of the nicest stores on GCU!
Tanya | September 02, 2010
Your pictures are truly wonderful. Thanks for telling me about your site.
My artistic daughter is doing well with photography now too so I'll send her here to have a look as well.
See how a real professional does it ! Keep up the brilliant work
guest | August 05, 2010
Doreen, Your store is awesome! From what I have seen,you work very hard. I love the photography as well.
Bettie | July 27, 2010
Doreen, your store is so amazing!!! I can see why you have so many awards!!! YOU DESERVE THEM!!! The photography is just so BEAUTIFUL! You are just as wonderful on the forums....it's not the first time you have picked me up and moved me along! You are just as amazing as a person as you are a photographer! I wish you the very, very best of everything, ALWAYS!! Cindy (Ivory and Lace Card Shop)
Cynthia | June 24, 2010
Doreen, You're cards and your stores are amazing! Now I can see how you sold 1000 cards in 1 year! Best wishes for continuous success! cat.
cindy a. | May 20, 2010
Love love love your cards Doreen! Just beautiful! You're such a talented lady. :)
Tanya | May 17, 2010
Doreen, Your cards are always a class act. But I have to mention your "Horse in Fog." That card image is magical!
Keep up the great work.
Susanne | May 11, 2010
Hi Doreen...Thank you for your encouraging comments on the forum about my first sale. I am so inspired to keep going and your store is so great. I love your colors that you are using on your background and have chosen some cards as my favorite....God bless you and your store, Marlene
marlene | May 06, 2010
Wonderful store and what a great collection of cards!!! (Thanks so much for your kind welcome to GCU!)
Carrie | May 04, 2010
Hi Doreen - took me a LONG time to get here but I thought I would return the favor and visit today!! :) I absolutely love your photography!! Beautiful work! My fav : the bday cards with the footsies!! Sooo sweet!
Sharon - http://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/shasittybittygreetings
Sharon A | April 16, 2010
Beautiful, beautiful store! I love the Mother's Day banner, what a great idea. Thank you so much for your kind comments about my new store. Being a newbie, I really do appreciate it. It's wonderful to be among so many talented artists. Your cards in particular are wonderful. Thanks again, jane
Jane | March 31, 2010
Doreen, wonderful collection of cards. I have often admired them.
Sandra | March 30, 2010
Hi Doreen, Your store is Beautiful and perfessional ,Thank you very much for taking the time to brouse my store and for your kind comments and advice, Frank
frank | March 20, 2010
doreen, your page is beautiful! i want to thank you for the comment you left on one of my cards its a big compliment coming from someone as talented as you are, i'm very new to this and hope to get better, liri.
lirI | March 19, 2010
Wow you have an amazing collection of cards, they are beautiful! Thanks for the testimonial :-) Claire
Claire | March 14, 2010
You have a mighty fine array of cards Doreen. A delight to look through them and see sooo many new and wonderful things. Great gallery! I quite enjoyed myself here~
Lj | February 22, 2010
Thank you for the card review and letting me know that you liked the card. You have a beautiful store and lovely cards. Good luck in the New Year! ....Irisangel
Edward | January 02, 2010
Beautiful Work - Love your new book also Congrats !
Michelle | December 28, 2009
Every card has a special touch Doreen...and it shows! I loved looking through your shop today! A beautiful variety!
Cynthia | December 06, 2009
Nice work Doreen and thank you for your nice comment about my watercolors today! I really like your gallery-lots of clever ideas for cards!
Christine | December 01, 2009
Fabulous bright and colorful images, Doreen!!!!! Each one a delight!!!!!
Lois | November 20, 2009
Wow your site looks wonderful, and I love your vast selection of cards...
Very Nice Doreen,
Markess | November 16, 2009
thankyou for the welcome and the lovely comments on my cards:) your work is great too:) http://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/bluemooncartoons
thanks again, Craig.
craig | November 14, 2009
Thanks so much for such a warm welcome. It means so much to me. Especially since your cards and photos are FANTASTIC! Having a great time looking at them all! --Christina
Christina | November 02, 2009
Hi Doreen, You were so kind to help me out the other day, so I thought I would come visit your store. So glad I did..you have an amazing store here! You are very talented. Being an animal lover, I am especially fond of all your animal designs. Kathy
Kathy | October 23, 2009
I love your shop, your cards are beautiful, you have such a wide variety. Best wishes
Brenda | October 14, 2009
beautiful images ... you are very talented!!
Lois | September 29, 2009
Many thanks doreen, Being so new I never even knew how to sort the black out, thanks for bringing it to my attention lol, i can go back and play a little with colours now, I am thrilled that you like some of my art, boy your gallery is amazing, so so pretty, great to meet you and thanks again for your helpful advice, dawn,bristol,uk x
Dawn B | September 24, 2009
Enjoyed browsing through your gallery. You are very talented.
Nan | September 13, 2009
Your cards are beautiful , lots of creativity< keep the good work
Anna | August 24, 2009
Thank you for your kind comments on my cards. You have a beautiful gallery!
Monica | August 20, 2009
wow...alot of cards, alot of creativity...esp like your abstract collection at imagekind.
judith | August 17, 2009
Hi Doreen, you have beautiful and unique photos & designs! I want to thank you for your kind comment on my fall beauty greeting card.
Prisiclla | August 11, 2009
A wonderful collection !
I see you are on IK also will have a look.
Sylvia | August 08, 2009
What a wonderful colourful collection of cards, very professional A+++. Jane - New Zealand
Jane | July 18, 2009
I do love the thoughtfulness that goes into each of your cards..you are very talented...continued success to you and thank you much for visiting my store and your input! Dottie
Dottie | July 14, 2009
I can feel the contemplation that goes into all of your work. Your art is deeper than today's current slapdash norm.
Jeff | July 13, 2009
Michelle | July 04, 2009
Delightfully beautiful! You certainly have creative skill with words. That's an art too.
Kathleen | June 26, 2009
You capture the essence of the emotion perfectly for each card. Your work is a delight to see. -Whisper-
Jeff | June 24, 2009
Oh My Doreen, your cards keep getting lovelier and lovelier.
Janet Lee (Janet Lee Designs)
guest | June 04, 2009
Thank you for your kind comments on my tiger painting. You have a very lovely shop, so many beautiful designs!
Nan | May 27, 2009
You have a unique style which translates into some beautiful cards! Wishing you continued success.
Pamela | May 20, 2009
You have a distinct syle. I can always recognize your cards in the new cards. Very, very nice.
Susanne | May 20, 2009
Beautiful cards, Doreen! Thank you for sharing them with us!
Peggy | May 10, 2009
Very beautiful cards! Truly!
Tom | May 10, 2009
Hi - Your cards are very nice and I wish you much success here at GCU! - Peace be with You -
Nilla - firstname.lastname@example.org
guest | May 02, 2009
Welcome to GCU, Doreen. I love your selection of cards and can hardly wait to see more. Also, great colors in your shop banner!