About Me


Hi friends, my name is Dori Patrick.  I'm a mixed media artist living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  I am a mother of two fantastic grown kiddos, and I'm married to a sweet, long suffering hubby who cheers me on daily. We have a rescue chocolate lab named Bosco who is spoiled beyond measure.  I dabble in all sorts of mediums: acrylics, graphite, pastel, fabric, stitching, wood and canvas.  I love mixing my mediums and breaking rules.  You name it, I'll try it!

Art journals and altered books are an important part of my creative practice as well.  Within the covers of my books, I have fun experimenting with new supplies, trying out ideas, and just getting in the habit of moving my hands.   

My studio space, in my home.

 If you would like to see what's happening in "Dori World", check in on the blog and say hi, and feel free to join my e-newsletter, where I can keep you up to date on where I'm headed next.  (link in upper left corner of my home page)

A peek inside one of my altered books.


 "You Can Fly" - A painted installation for Marion Chocolate Shop


"Quaint Little Beach Town" 2017 painting


"Until you spread your wings, you'll have no idea how far you can fly."