About Dorrie


An Englewood, NJ, resident, Dorrie Rifkin paints from her passions. Thirty years’
experience as an award-winning art director ignited and cemented a life-long love
affair with typography. Her other passions — music, New York City, and
family – are palpable in her work. 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
juried shows. She is a signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society,
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Philadelphia Watercolor Society, New Jersey Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America and the Northeast Watercolor Society.

Dorrie’s work has been selected for both Splash 14, 15, 17, 18 and 19. Not only was Dorrie featured in the article “Ones to Watch,” Watercolor Artist (December 2010), Her painting, “Leaving the Highland”, was selected for the cover of Watercolor Artist magazine (February 2015).

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Ranging in size from 20”x 30” to 7”x 7”, Dorrie’s paintings are in several
private collections in the U.S. and Europe. Her NYC/NJ-themed prints adorned
sets and locations on NBC’s Prime Suspect TV series (2011).
The cover art for Grand Central Station’s Connections, celebrating the
terminal’s winter 2011 centennial, was her iconic painting of its interior.