Flora Doehler

Gardening and painting are Flora's full time passions in Bear River.

I was very lucky to study fine arts and fine crafts in the late sixties at the Art Centre at Central Technical School Toronto. I graduated with a love for painting, printmaking and weaving. I later studied painting at the Kunsthochschule Weissensee in Berlin Germany where I discovered the vibrant works of the German Expressionists as well as the powerful printmaking of artists such as Kathe Kollwitz and Wassily Kandinsky. The texture inherent in printmaking is something I have integrated into my painting.

Flora grows the flowers and then she paints them.

I lived in my hometown, Toronto for most of my life. Then three years ago, Larry and I were able to leave the city behind and to pursue our art and life in the country.

We now work and play in beautiful Bear River, Nova Scotia at Green Willow Studio. I paint with oils, acrylic and watercolour - whatever inspires me. I also weave, do a bit of sewing and explore the surprises of monoprinting.

Green Willow Studio is part of the year 'round Bear River Working Artists Studio Tour. My paintings can also be seen in the Flight of Fancy store and gallery in Bear River.

The Yellow Surprise by Flora Doehler, 2010. (sold)


  1. Just came across some of your posts as I am planning to move to your area in the next year or so from Vancouver. I am also an artist and avid gardener and am looking at buying a small acerage in the Annapolis Valley and setting up a print making / painting studio and doing a little small scale farming. If there are any websites you feel may be of interest to me in researching the area please forward them to me if you have a moment. I can be reached by email at dobieillustrator@yahoo.com and if you would like to have a look at a bit of my work you can find my porfolio page at www.artwanted.com/dobieart. You and Larry seem to have a great life style going in Bear River and do some nice work. I will stop by your studio when I am in your area to check out your works of art. I will also bookmark this page so I can check back to see whats new from time to time. Thanks from Robert Dobie Vancouver,BC

  2. Hi Robert.
    You might want to look at
    ACORN http://www.acornorganic.org/ which is about organic growing in the Maritimes.
    Our community website has lots of info about Bear River http://bearriver.ca The local economic development agency is also helpful. ADEDA is http://www.annapolisdigby.com/
    The provinical tourism site is http://www.novascotia.com/en/home/discovernovascotia/default.aspx
    The Visual Arts Nova Scotia site is http://www.visualarts.ns.ca/

    Good luck with your research!

  3. Beatifull. !! Creo que tu trabajo es muy inspirador...Saludos desde Chile. Daniel Lagos.

  4. Tu trabajo en monotipo es un ejemplo muy instructivo.. Gracias por publicarlo.. Daniel Lagos - puertoart@hotmail.com


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