Araújo’s love for art started at the early age of six when she discovered the incredible joy of drawing and painting. She started by immersing herself into many children’s workshops in her hometown in Colombia where she experimented with oil pastels, colored pencils and watercolors; moving into other mediums until finally deciding for pastels and printmaking which are now her favorites.
After graduating from high school she moved to Florida and continued her artistic career enrolling in the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, graduating in 1993 with an Associate degree in Advertising Design. She continued her studies at Lynn University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Arts, and in 2015 her artistic passion led her into acquiring a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from the Miami International University of Art & Design.
Doris Araújo is an active artist, professor, and studio resident in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
This continuous body work is about today’s women: Always eager to begin new endeavors, wanting to become whatever her heart’s desires, following her own plans and intuition, believing she is strong. But even after is known possible to accomplish so much, this woman is still bombarded with rules and impositions presented through our own society that sometimes hinder the way she lives. The “Multiples” projects are intended to question and reconsider these influences by raising awareness and lifting spirits through works that showcases the sublime beauty of being a female, capable of enhancing our powers and self-esteem.
Printmaking allows me to produce multiples, thus, I am able encompass all women, representing race, ethnicity, age, status, and all other labels, through images and bold colors. I believe this repetition is as important as the words that are sometimes included in the pieces because it allows me to be direct and effective, which is also, the intention of my art.