Corel Painter Master - Maura Dutra

Name: Maura Dutra
Occupation/Profession: Corel Painter Master & Photographer


Maura Dutra is a life-long visual artist and her passion for making painterly images has inspired her work in Painter since its earliest introduction. Maura's digital painting techniques have been acknowledged with a Kodak Innovators Award along with recent Gold and Silver Medals for "Still Life" in the "Painter: the World's Finest Painter Art" publication. Ms. Dutra currently accepts commercial and private commissions from her home base at iDC Photography in Arizona.

Mama Maura joins her husband and fellow Painter Master Bruce Dorn to offer workshops through which they share their successful solutions to digital imaging. iDC Photography also offers lighting tutorials for the photographer, imaging software tools and other specialty gear for the digital photographer.

"Painter is like an old friend to me …I have enjoyed playing with the little tyke since he was only "One". Mama Mia! …this baby sure has grown into a fine program!!" - Maura Dutra

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"Gypsy Girl : Tiffany" Copyright Maura Dutra

Technique: Maura enjoys working with her photographic images in Corel Painter. "One of my favorite things about Painter, is the wonderful variety of brush variants the program offers. The assorted options on brush settings allow me to create a unique signature style which Bruce and I have named Photo Impressionism®. As a final step for my artwork, I will often apply textural embellishments from my "Mama Maura's Textures" collection to add just the right touch of dimensional interest. And, for me, a piece is not truly finished until I have printed the artwork onto archival watercolor paper or giclee canvas." – Maura Dutra