The experience of the daily world influences the direction of my painting – its ordinariness and its grandeur, the pleasures and frustrations.  I watch our family grow and adapt. Textiles, patterns, light of the seasons, landscape – all  fuel my imagination. I digest the visceral sensations of looking, combined with conceptual meanderings about content or subject. I respond in drawing and painting.


I regularly teach Painting and Drawing classes at The New York Institute of Technology, (Old Westbury, NY) and Art and Culture at Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry. I lead workshops in Visual Thinking, and have taught many arts courses in campus settings and online. My teaching has grown multi-faceted in this extraordinary 2020 year of new challenges. 


My work has been seen most recently at: The Bronxville Women’s Club, Greenbelt Community Center Art Gallery, Miss Porter’s School, The Bowery Gallery and The First Street Gallery. 

I live with my husband and daughter in the NYC metro area. Please feel free to be in touch via email or Instagram. I’ve recently started a seasonal newsletter. Please send me an email if you’d like to be on my list.

Contact: mauradoerndanko@gmail.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aloudrattle/

CV: M Doern Danko Curriculum Vitae 2020

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