Fine Art

 "Dorothea Heger will take us on a journey of colors, shapes and abstracts. Join us to travel on this artistic adventure into new avenues of art." Carol Doering, The Pen & Ink Newsletter, NLAPW

Born in Bavaria, Germany, Dorothea has had a passion for art since childhood. She discovered early that her true artistic inspiration came from nature. Her passion for organic beauty fed her desire to capture the art of the natural world.

Dorothea uses water media to paint on water color paper or canvas. Her artwork bridges the boundaries between realism and abstract expressionism.

"I found a way to communicate in a language without words. My paintings are reflections of my soul, searching for the truth in life."

Dorothea presented her work in many selected exhibitions, including the Sumner Museum in Washington DC, San Bernardino County Museum in California, Berman Museum in Pennsylvania, and DeVos Museum at Northern Michigan University.

 New Show July 13 -September 10, 2017: Duo Exhibit- Dreams & Wishes -Reception: July 15, 6 – 8 pm 

Duo Exhibitions

2014 Buenaventura Gallery, Duo Show, Ventura, CA
2013 Harbor Village Gallery, Duo Show, Ventura, CA

Solo Exhibitions

2010 Harbor Village Gallery, “Universal Whispers”, Ventura, CA
2008 Harbor Village Gallery, “Unspoken”, Ventura, CA
2007 Doyon Studio Gallery, Camarillo, CA
2006 Buenaventura Gallery, “Unspoken Worlds”, Ventura CA
2003 “Stadtzeitung Augsburg”, “VIBRATIONEN”, Augsburg, Germany

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Buenaventura Gallery, Collage Open Competition, Ventura, CA
2016 San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, Tarzana, Juried National Open Show, CA
2015 Ventura County Administration Center Gallery, Ventura, CA
2014 Hillcrest Art Center, Thousand Oaks, CA
2012 Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, TOAA Membership Show, Thousand Oaks, CA
2011 Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, TOAA Membership Show, Thousand Oaks, CA
2010 Red Brick Gallery, Ventura, CA
2009 Maritime Museum, Ventura County, CGCWG, Oxnard, CA
2008 Sea Breeze Gallery, Open Juried Show, Earth Sky, Ventura, CA
2007 Civic Art Plaza, International Exhibition, Cultural Harmony, Thousand Oaks, CA
2006 DeVos Museum 15th Annual Juried Exhibition, International Society of Experimental Artists, Marquette, MI
2004 Maritime Museum, NAUTICA ’04, Oxnard, CA
2004 Sumner School Museum, The National League of American Pen Women, Washington DC
2004 Topanga Canyon Gallery, Juried Open Show, Topanga, CA
2003 Manhattan Arts International, Small Works Competition, New York
2003 San Bernardino Museum , 38th Annual Open National Exhibition, San Bernardino
2003 P.&M. Berman Museum of Art, 24th International Exhibition, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Collegeville, PS
2003 Fort Worth Public Library, Society of Watercolor Artists 2nd International Show, Fort Worth, TX


  • Stadtteil Kurier October 6, 2016 Bremen, Germany Page 4

  • THE STAR March 9, 2015 Ventura, CA TIME OUT, Page 16

  • THE STAR Sept. 27, 2013 Ventura, CA TIME OUT, Page 33

  • New Art INTERNATIONAL, Annual 2009 catalogue, Book Art Press New York, P. 140

  • Women’s Artistic Network, Simi Valley, California, May 2008, Cover P.

  • Ventura County Star, Ventura, California, Aug. 31, 2007, P. B4

  • International Society of Experimental Artists, DeVos Museum, Northern Michigan University, Exhibition Catalogue, Marquette, Michigan, June 2006, P.10

  • Gallery Talk, BAA, Ventura, California, Nov. 2006, Cover P. 1

  • Ojai Valley News,, Ojai, California, Feb. 4, 2005, P. A-8

  • The Pen Woman Magazine, Washington DC, April 2004, Cover P. 1 & 2

  • Augsburger Stadtzeitung, (German newsletter) Augsburg, Germany, Aug. 2003

  • Mindelheimer Zeitung, (German newsletter) Mindelheim, Germany, Aug. 2003