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 

Dora Ficher's most recent solo exhibition was held June 2 - 27, 2021. A selection of her works is currently available at the gallery as indicated. For inquiries on all other works shown, please Contact Us.


Around the Circle, pen and ink on watercolor paper, 5" x 5"  


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


Diciembre, pen and ink on watercolor paper, 5" x 5"  


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


Fantasy Island, pen and ink on watercolor paper, 5" x 5"  


Fish in the Ocean, pen and ink on watercolor paper, 5" x 5"  


Grid of Houses, pen and ink on watercolor paper, 5" x 5" 


Happy Fish, pen and ink on watercolor paper, 5" x 5"  


Happy Hills, pen and ink on watercolor paper, 5" x 5"  


Harmonious, pen and ink on watercolor paper, 5" x 5"   


Houses Up on the Mountain, pen and ink on watercolor paper, 5" x 5"  


Love, pen and ink on watercolor paper, 5" x 5"  


Lovely Houses, pen and ink on watercolor paper, 5" x 5"  


Red Roofs, pen and ink on watercolor paper, 5" x 5"  


Sailing France, pen and ink on watercolor paper, 5" x 5"


So Many Poppies, pen and ink on watercolor paper, 5" x 5" 


Spring is Coming, pen and ink on watercolor paper, 5" x 5" 


Tempo, pen and ink on watercolor paper, 5" x 5"  


The Patio, pen and ink on watercolor paper, 5" x 5"  


Zentangle Wall, pen and ink on watercolor paper, 5" x 5"  


Back to the Light 1, mixed media, 18" x 18"  


Back to the Light 2, mixed media, 20" x 20" 


Back to the Light 3, mixed media, 12" x 12" 


Back to the Light 4, mixed media, 14" x 14"  


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


Back to the Light 6, mixed media, 18" x 18"  


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 9
, mixed media, 14" x 14"  


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


Spring Tulip, pen and ink on watercolor paper, 5" x 5"  


Poppy Sunset, pen and ink on watercolor paper, 5" x 5"  


Poppies in a Vase, pen and ink on watercolor paper, 5" x 5"  


Happy Poppy, pen and ink on watercolor paper, 5" x 5"  


Fall Sunflower, pen and ink on watercolor paper, 5" x 5"  


Fall Poppies, pen and ink on watercolor paper, 5" x 5"  


Not Always Black or White #16, mixed-media, encaustic and collage on panel,
8" x 8"  


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


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