Doris Jean Silva

My paintings are unique in that some are drilled on birch wood panels, mainly my steam locomotives (free hand sketched from original blueprints for locomotives) and some of my trees. This gives them three dimensional qualities. I do not offer copies of my work so the buyer is truly getting a one of a kind piece of artwork.

Some paintings are done with a palette knife and feature a heavy relief or impasto technique. Other paintings are not drilled but are hand textured to give the painting a solidity quality and an antiqued effect. Amazingly this technique started in the 1890s.  I also like to do skyscapes on wood panels but they are not usually distressed.

But no matter what the technique, I prefer to tell a story with my paintings or let the viewer associate the painting with their own story.  I also am a writer so what would have been more appropriate than to tell my stories through artwork. 

I hope this tells you a little bit about me.

Doris Jean Silva