Dora Knuteson is an artist specializing in tropical, floral and coastal themes. Her work, she says, is characterized by its lively brushwork and joyful color.
“I have a background in graphic design and illustration, and began painting as a hobby shortly after relocating to Florida,” she says. “It didn’t take long to realize that my style seemed to resonate with people and, after my first glowing testimonial from a new collector, I knew that I had found my calling.”
A lifelong love of animals also inspired Knuteson’s dedication to environmental conservation. She proudly supports protection of local wildlife by donating proceeds from artwork collections, most recently partnering with Friends of Rookery Bay as its Featured Artist of the Year.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
If it excites you and scares you at the same time, you should probably go for it! It’s OK to make mistakes. If you’re never failing at anything, it means you’re not really trying!