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 lab who is spoiled beyond measure.  I dabble in all sorts of mediums: acrylics, graphite, pastel, fabric, clay, 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.  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.  You can find my work online in my Etsy shop, gallery shows, art festivals and through a handful of retail outlets who are great supporters of makers!   

I occasionally teach when my schedule allows, both in person and online.  Teaching the joys of art journaling and working in altered books is my greatest love!  I really enjoy sharing bits of inspiration and seeing where that leads folks on their own creative journey. 

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).  Here's where you can find me on the "socials"....

A peek inside one of my altered books.

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

Abstract on Paper - Mixed Media 2019

Mixed Media Floral Painting - 2021

Opening of my Burn Bright exhibition at Witter Gallery in Storm Lake, IA

Thanks for visiting, friends!  Wishing you a colorful, inspired day!  -Dori