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Doris Ettlinger

An illustrator since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1973, Doris later received an MFA from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Over the course of her career she has illustrated 40 children’s books, including the award-winning titles A Book for Black-Eyed Susan and The Orange Shoes. She is represented by Cornell & Co.

Doris has honed her watercolor skills by attending workshops taught by Charles Reid, Thomas Schaller, Tony Van Hasselt, and Sterling Edwards. But her touchstone is the work of her mother Minnie Bush Ettlinger.

Doris teaches the Musconetcong Watercolor Group on the third floor of the 19th century gristmill that is her home and studio. She also teaches workshops and demonstrates her watercolor technique for art groups. Her livestream demos recorded by Zoom have been edited and published on her YouTube channel.

Doris is an elected member of the New Jersey Watercolor Society, a signature member of the Garden State Watercolor Society, and the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Her paintings have won awards in numerous exhibitions.

Doris Ettlinger
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