Dorri Thyden has been involved in art projects for more than 20 years in Washington, D.C., California and Arizona. Inspired by the vibrant colors and larger than life landscapes of the southwest, she likes to create large, bright and vivid paintings with a creative perspective. She focuses on everyday objects or themes and applies a unique spin and massive splash of color. View paintings at

Dorri developed her style with an eye towards simplicity. With a background in the legal industry and politics, she uses art to contradict the complexities of the world by creating unassuming, colorful images that convey myriad of messages. She usually paints using pure, bright colors, only occasionally mixing or graying colors and enjoys extending the lines of objects to illustrate a motion of colors. She uses color to inspire and believes that art can play a pivotal role in lifting spirits and balancing quality of life – not only by appreciating art but creating it.

Dorri holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Arizona State University and a Master’s degree in International Security and Economic Policy from the University of Maryland.

Her work has been shown in galleries and various exhibitions throughout the years. Including:

Group Show, Kinship and the Politics of Healthcare, Puerta’s Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Solo Show, Artful Politics, Puerta’s Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Juried Show, Art as Politics, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
Solo Show, ArTechtic, Santa Monica Art Studios, Santa Monica, CA
Solo Show, Capitol Colors – Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
Solo Show, Inspire and Influence with Derede McAlpin – Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
Group Show, Triptych Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Private Solo Show, Perspectives, Private Residence, Washington, DC
Private Solo Show, Petal Burst, Private Residence, Washington, DC
Exhibit, Pacific Design Center, Crestron Showroom, Los Angeles, CA
Exhibit, Spoonz Cafe, Phoenix, AZ
Exhibit, Arizona Art Alliance Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Exhibit, AZ House of Representatives, Phoenix, AZ
Exhibit, Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, Washington, DC
Exhibit, Delta in Skin, Paradise Valley, AZ
Exhibit, The Lead Group, Phoenix, AZ
Participant, Urban Arts Project, Washington, DC
Participant, Arizona Art Alliance, Phoenix, AZ
Participant, Sunnyslope Art Walk, Phoenix, AZ

Recent Work – Artful Politics (May 2018)