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Dorie Petrochko

Traveling and painting birds to benefit bird conservation and species preservation, is a lifelong passion for Dorie. She is committed to using her talents to educate people about our rapidly changing environment, and the need to protect its species worldwide.

Dorie is an award-winning wildlife painter who has exhibited and published her work nationally and internationally. She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including the Don 

Eckelberry Fellowship for wildlife painting from the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, the Julia and David White Artist Fellowship in Costa Rica, and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute residency in Jamestown, NY. She holds a master’s degree in art education from Southern CT State University and a certificate in Botanical and Natural Science Illustration from the New York Botanical Garden. A founding instructor of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History’s Natural Science Illustration Program, Petrochko teaches classes in drawing, watercolor, mixed media, and colored pencil and is an active member and exhibitor of the New England Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.


Recent and Upcoming Exhibitions:


 “Tricks of the Trade- Art of Corvids” Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Jamestown, NY, 8/31-11/30, 2024

 “90th Annual Hudson Valley Art Assoc. Exhibit”- Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT, June 24-July 24, 2023

“96th Invitational Exhibition”-American Watercolor Society-Salmagundi Club, NYC, May 1-May31, 2023

“On the Wing” GNSI New England Exhibit- Kettle Pond Nature Center, Charlestown, RI, May 20- June 20,’23 

“Member’s Exhibit” New Haven Paint and Clay Club, Ma y 1- June 30, 2022

“Rivers to the Sea” Guild of Natural Science Illustrators NE, RI, Oct 15-Dec 31, 2022

“Flying Home” Brookfield Public Library, August 2-28, 2020.

“Seeing Nature Through Art II” Willoughby Wallace Library” Stony Creek, CT, January 23- Feb. 19, 2020

“Seeing Nature Through Art” Yale Peabody Museum. New Haven, CT, October 26-June 30, 2020

“The Artistic Sketchbook” Elisabeth Jones Art Center, Portland OR (Nov.29-Dec 24, 2019) “GNSI “International Exhibit” Sydney, Australia (July 2019)

“Mass Migrations” GNSI-New England, Lakeville, MA (Nov.17- December 27, 2018)


Permanent and Private Collections:


Focus on Nature:                        New York State Museum, Albany, NY

Elisabeth Jones Art Center:     Portland, OR

Private Collections:         Town of Milford, CT

        CT DEEP

        Project Limulus

        CT Audubon

        Estate of Robert H. Pouch

        Estate of Clinton Creadore  


Danielle Mailer

Danielle Mailer received her BA from Bowdoin College and studied at both the New York Studio School and the School of Visual Arts. In the last half a decade she has completed three site specific public artworks in Torrington and Salisbury Connecticut thanks to grants  from Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism , National Endowment for the Arts and Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. 

Mailer has shown in galleries and museums throughout North America. She was honored with a retrospective at the Mattatuck Museum with over 40 of her works on display. She was also part of a traveling retrospective of Provincetown artists titled "The Tides of Provincetown" at the New Britain Museum of American Art. She is represented by the Berta Walker Gallery in Provincetown Mass., and The White Gallery in Lakeville Connecticut. 

Merryall is proud and honored to share this fine artist’s work as part of its public art series. 

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