Dorothea’s love for making sculpture began with stone and wood carving. Now she works with all sorts of media, often exploring the tension between traditional materials and a variety of ‘lowly’ every-day or found stuff. Her installations point towards architectural, historical and environmental concerns.  She creates sculptures, re-evaluating the human form and investigating our contemporary engagement with the body. In other works, either the material qualities drive the theme of a work or the material is chosen to fit the concept, enquiry, issue and observation.

Inspired by her frequent travels to Japan, her explorations include assemblages on paper and on traditional Japanese scrolls, wood block printing, and etching. She has also designed book covers.


She has a studio practice at Queensrollahouse, West London, and has exhibited through Suffolk and Kingsgate Workshops Open Studios as well as in group and solo shows in London.

In addition, since 1984 Dorothea has been teaching the Alexander Technique to music students at the Royal Academy of Music and in her private practice in London and abroad.


2020 ‘Colour Boom -2nd Edition’ Boomer Gallery London

2020 ‘The Spiritual Exercise’ online exhibition

2019 ‘Life’s a Riot…’ Camden Image Gallery London

2019 ‘Afters’ 10th Anniversary Exhibition Art Hub Gallery Deptford London

2017 ‘Caught-un-wares’ Fellowship House Hampstead Garden Suburb London

2016 ‘Excavating the Sky’ The Square Gallery London

2014 ‘Within You Without You’ Group Show Lumen Gallery London

2014 ‘dis – em – bodied’ Kingsgate Gallery London

2013 ‘The Albany – A Portrait’ Group Show The Albany London.

2012 ‘Transience’  Hortensia Gallery London

2012 ‘Mid-year Show’ Hortensia Gallery London

2009 ‘Alumni’ Hortensia Gallery London

2009 Final Degree Show Goldsmiths College London

2008 ‘Climate for Change’ Circle Community Projects London

2008 ‘Summer School’ Stadthalle Augsburg Germany

2008 ‘Unhomely’ Group Show Lewisham Arthouse London

2008 ‘Twelve Steps’ Group Show Basement Shoreditch Town Hall London

2006 Diploma Show Hortensia Gallery London

2004 Slade Summer School Final Show, London

2002 Group Exhibition Blackheath Library London


Art Education

2011 – 2012 Professional Development, Sculpture, KCC, London

2006 – 2009 BA Fine Art Goldsmiths College, University of London

2005 – 2006 HNC Diploma Fine Art, Kensington and Chelsea College, London

2004 Art Foundation Slade Summer School

​1997 – 2006 Portland Sculpture Trust