Doria Moodie is a full-time artist based in Whistler, BC represented by Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont Hotels in Whistler, Banff and Jasper, with a new gallery opening May 2019 in Stratford, Ont. She is a strong advocate for BC bears (black bears, spirit bears and grizzlies) and has spent many days observing them in the wild in order to paint large, intimate portraits of them. Doria has been the artist in residence for 3 years at Knight Inlet Lodge, an exceptional spot to learn about and view grizzlies in the wild. She is the official artist for the Grizzly Bear Foundation (GBF) and is a member of the board. This summer she will be the artist in residence on OneOcean Expeditions trip July 22 “Baffin Island - Jewel of the Arctic”.
Doria also paints children, especially groups of little skiers that evoke a story, as well as landscapes, trying for fresh perspectives on the beauty in our environment.
Doria is an associate member (AFCA) of the Federation of Canadian Artists and a founding member of Whistler Out-of-Bounds Artists. Her work is in collections around the world.
In a previous life, Doria taught in the Vancouver French Immersion program, and was for many years on the board of the Vancouver chapter of Room to Read which promotes literacy and gender equality in the developing world.