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 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 the Don Eckelberry Fellowship for wildlife painting, the Julia and David White Artist Fellowship in Costa Rica and the Big Cypress National Park artist residency in Florida. She holds a masters degree in art education from Southern Connecticut State University and a certificate in botanical and natural science illustration from the New York Botanical Garden. A founding instructor of the 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 Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.


Recent and Upcoming Exhibitions:

Madison Art Society- Annual Member Exhibition- (February 13- March 17, 2023)

94th Grand National Exhibition- Salamagundi Club, New York ( November 7th- December 4, 2022)

“Biophilia” Southern CT State University, New Haven CT (December 1- January 5, 2021)

“Rivers to the Sea” Guild of Natural Science Illustrators NE, MA (August 1- Sept 7, 2021)

“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)