Dora Ficher


Dora Ficher

Born in Buenos Aires, I grew up immersed in energy and color, inspired by the people, the art and architecture, the variance, intricacies and connections of colors and patterns. My palette is bold, an expression of this energy and cherished memories of my native Argentina.
Many ideas tend to speak to me at once so I often begin my paintings with a grid. The vertical and horizontal lines calm my active brain and provide a structure on which to work. I paint within the cells before tying the work together.
The encaustic medium encourages me to work more abstractly, making connections between shapes, patterns, and colors. I work slowly and deliberately building up the fragrant layers of warm sticky wax using a blowtorch to fuse each layer. I incorporate collage materials in the wax – sometimes visible, other times not.
Autobiographical stories on paper are encased inside the waxy pigment. The layers of narrative and paint parallel the layers and complexity of life. The mediums of pen and ink, oils, and acrylics help me to create an impressionistic series of works representing flowers, villages, landscapes, and wildlife. This work I affectionately describe as “doodles” since it allows me a free hand using a minimum of tools during creation. 
Dora Ficher Resume 


Reflejo del Sol, mixed media, 18" x 18"  Available 


Amapola Roja, mixed media, 18" x 6"  Available 


Amapola Turquesa, mixed media, 18" x 6"  Available 


Amapola Naranja, mixed media, 18" x 6"  Available 


Las Olas, mixed media, 18" x 6"  Available 


Mar del Plata, mixed media, 10" x 8"  Available 


Amanecer, mixed media, 24" x 18"  Available 


Playa Bristol, mixed media, 18" x 18"  Available 


Veranos, mixed media, 8" x 8"  Available 


Puesta del Sol, mixed media, 8" x 8"  Available 


Puesta del Sol Dorada, mixed media, 10" x 8"  Available 


El Mar Azul, mixed media, 10" x 8"  Available 


El Jardin, mixed media, 8" x 10"  Available 


El Jardin 2, mixed media, 8" x 10"  Available 


Los Recuerdos, mixed media, 10" x 10"  Available 


Alegria, mixed media, 8" x 10"  SOLD 


Felicidad, mixed media, 22" x 10"  Available 


Las Flores del Jardin, mixed media, 22" x 10"  Available 


La Playa, mixed media, 18" x 18"  Available 


Musica en el Sol, mixed media, 8" x 8"  SOLD 


El Sol Caliente, mixed media, 8" x 8"  Available 


Nadando, mixed media, 8" x 8"  Available 


Mas Flores, mixed media, 12" x 9"  Available 


Flores, mixed media, 10" x 10"  Available 


Dora Ficher's previous solo exhibition was held June 2 - 27, 2021. A selection of works from that exhibition is currently available at the gallery as indicated below. 


August, pen and ink on watercolor paper, 5" x 5"  Available 


Enero, pen and ink on watercolor paper, 5" x 5"  Available 


Back to the Light 5, mixed media, 12" x 12"  Available 


Back to the Light 7, mixed media, 16" x 16"  Available 


Back to the Light 8, mixed media, 14" x 14"  Available 



Back to the Light 10, mixed media, 10" x 10"  SOLD 


Poppies 1, mixed-media, encaustic and collage on panel, 18" x 9"  SOLD  


Purple Flowers, encaustic monotype on paper mounted on panel, 18" x 24" SOLD