Doria Dphrepaulezz

Name: Doria Dphrepaulezz

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Age: old enough to know – be the joy you seek. Past the half way mark! 52 and loving it.

Title: Artist / Writer

Married/Single: single

Kids: 1 son (Michael, 13yrs old) My mini me. My joy.

City you live in: Scottsdale, AZ

A typical day in my life includes…

I have the most wonderful life because I recognize the privilege that it is to be alive. I try to embrace every day, and sometimes I do and sometimes I can’t; but every day I am grateful. My typical day is always: coffee, Franciscan Renewal Center, paint, write, run and every moment in between is simply sharing the joy and living life. I am a firm believer that a dream is only as good as the journey that you take it on so every day is a good reason to embrace life.

I was born…

in Manhattan, NYC! I grew up in the beautiful town of Great Barrington, in western Massachusetts. I came to Scottsdale, Arizona after living in Milan, Italy for 15 years, and it has become my desert oasis.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

sunrise and sunset when you can see the sky come alive and hear the perfect silence. And without a doubt location and weather!

I’m listening to…

country or opera depends on the moment. Brett Young or Maria Callas.

My family…

I was one and done because I am one of 14 kids!!! More than a football team! Nutty and/or unique but all mine!

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

my best friend.

One thing I cannot live without…

my mini me (my son Michael).

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

an adult, now I think I will never let go of the child inside!

I’m inspired by…

my faith. As far as artists go, I would have to say Pollack, Chagall, Matisse and always a special one for me is Fontana. In life, all those who love me and that I can love right back.

The one person who motivates me is…

Corn Chip and you know who you are!

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

more peace, less nonsense.

The perfect day would be…

desert, ocean, paint, write, run, eat, drink repeat.

My first job was…

I’m the 7th of 14 kids so technically it was babysitting! Then a retail boutique in Berkeley, CA.

My favorite escape…

Italy is my forever home. The ocean is where my soul finds home, but the desert mountains will do for now.

My life…

I have had a most wonderful life, and I have a strong faith. If yesterday came again I would not change a thing, because despite all of life’s challenges, what I have today is beautiful.

I’m currently working on…

a collection of haiku poems. My third book of short stories. My first book of Italian poetry. And in my free time I paint!

Always…

forgive, then go paint your world abstract!

Never…

hold a grudge.

Favorite Quote…

“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

Biggest Dream…

a show at The Met.

My Pet Peeve(s)…

carelessness. Remember to treat people with the care they deserve.

More about Doria… 

I am a mom, artist and poet. Tesori by dori is my art business currently at located in the Creative Center of Scottsdale (3616 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ). My collection consists of original affordable abstracts and personalized poetry. It is my little world of paint and poetry in Old Town Scottsdale, AZ.



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