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Youngstown woman's artistry shines vividly on china



Published: Sun, July 1, 2007 @ 12:43 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — A winterscape on a teapot, tiny flowers on a cup and saucer, a young girl’s face peering out from a plate: all are examples of the works of a 90-year-old artist.

“I like to paint most anything,” said Park Vista Retirement Community resident Doris McWilliams.

Her work is done on china, especially china from Europe or Asia. She prefers the pure white over the ivory shades of what’s produced in the United States.

Her works decorate the walls, coffee and end tables in her Park Vista apartment.

Some pieces, like a necklace McWilliams wore on a recent afternoon, aren’t much bigger than a postage stamp.

She spends hours poring over each piece, ensuring she gets the colors and images just right.

Sometimes she uses a photograph as the inspiration for her work. Other times, the images come from her imagination.

She started her art in 1965 while living in Poland.

Read the full story Monday in The Vindicator and on Vindy.com


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