An Englewood, N.J. resident, Dorrie Rifkin’s work is often influenced by her passions. She has been an award-winning art director for over thirty years which ignited her enthusiasm for typography. Her other passions are music, New York City, and family. Every painting has a personal story.
“I’m lucky to live close to New York City; I spend a lot of time there,” Rifkin says. “When I go to the city I usually bring a camera or sketchbook. Running out of things to paint would mean that I am not doing much of anything with my life.”
Her paintings have won prizes in many international and national juriedshows. She is a signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America and the Northeast Watercolor Society.
Rifkin was profiled in Watercolor Artist magazine’s December 2010 “Ones to Watch” feature. Strathmore Artist Papers has also written her up in their spring 2011 newsletter.
NBC’s Fall 2011 Prime Suspect TV series featured, throughout the season, quite a few of her NY/NJ-themed prints, both on the permanent police detective office set that was the show’s focus and in remote locations.
Ranging in size from 7”x 7” to 20”x 30”, Rifkin’s work is in several
private collections in the United States and Europe