Dosia McKay – Original Paintings

Contemporary Modern Abstract Art in Acrylics, Watercolors, and Mixed Media

About Dosia McKay

“I am not an interior decorator. I am a messenger.”

Thank you for visiting my color sanctuary. My name is Dosia McKay and I am a graphic artist specializing in modern abstract paintings. I use various media and techniques. I like watercolors, acrylics, markers, pencils, as well as digital paint. I am fascinated by color and texture, freedom and whimsicality, but also by order and classic geometry.

I was was born and raised in Poland during the last decades of communism. I was drawn to various art forms since childhood and my formative years were spent studying classical music and flute performance. Early 1990s brought me to the United States and opened my eyes to the possibilities I have never considered before.

I graduated with a degree in Computer Integrated Drafting and Design and for over 10 years have worked as a technical illustrator. My drawings grace hundreds of patents issued to inventors around the United States.

But today I steer away from the mechanical drawings which are driven by precision and trigonometry. Instead I venture out into the world of imagination and abstraction. My visual artwork consists of acrylics, watercolors, and digitally created images.

I create my pieces in a very intuitive and introspective way. I don’t like to limit myself to any particular format, technique, or current trends in the world of art. The common denominator to all of my pieces is the capturing of a particular emotion or an idea often summarized in the title of the piece. My abstract paintings tend to resonate with people’s imagination and touch them on a personal level when they identify with the emotions portrayed in the paintings. They are personal “epiphanies”.

I hope that this art blog will be a source of inspiration and reflection for you. To find out more about me please visit


9 comments on “About Dosia McKay

  1. shea
    January 2, 2008

    I really like the way you entertwine the energy in your images. Somehow, it all seems, so ethereal.

  2. m6fan
    January 6, 2008

    The ancient Chinese people believed that color feeds the spirit and expresses the depth of human experience. Your work captures that human spirit in all it’s glorious intricacies through your artistic vision to which I come back often to dwell on.
    Always I see something unique and refreshingly new.
    If your paintings can speak, they would express the human spirit from aeons of time.
    You are a truly gifted artist.

    btw, you look pretty good for a 99 year old.
    (you’ll have to tell me your secret someday!)


  3. mark griffin
    April 16, 2008

    your artwork ROCKs! What can I say more. I would love to learn what you know. I have been drawing for two years and I just started to get into prismacolor. I am a big fan now!

  4. Tomas
    May 1, 2008

    I set back in awe towards the beauty that revealed itself at a moment I shifted from the worry for self to the heavenly perspective. Thus I met your pictures and was healed by the sounds of your bewitching music.
    Wow, my coming to your website was the entrance into the dreamland. Thus I opened the new page on my and you became the hero of „my discoveries“page.
    Thank you.
    You are heartily welcomed to see my artwork on I am going to link to you from there too. I hope to get your remarks and thank you for your feedback in advance. It would be just fantastic to discover link to me on your site too.

    Respectfully yours
    Tomas Karkalas

  5. evandomacario
    March 18, 2009

    Hello Dosia,

    I just foudn out about your blog and I have to say that I love your work. I am an artist myself, but self-taught and I too love abstract art. I recently open a blog hoping to share my (few) works with other people and see what leads me to. I wanted to congratulate you for your exceptional work and wish you much success.


  6. Errol Moo Young
    April 15, 2009

    While browsing on Google for abstract art blogs, I saw your blog. Really fantastic work, very intricate, very unusual. Your music combined with your art was really moving. I just started my blog last month, trying to show my work and make a few comments on abstract art. Hope you will take a look. I’ll be following your blog from now on. Errol.

  7. s
    March 14, 2010

    I am particularly drawn to your abstract expression, i really like your work.

  8. renhir
    February 8, 2012

    Thank you for visiting Male/Female.

    I agree with your comment about women composers, although there are more women composers than female orchestra directors. Composing is a way to express oneself, and, just like writing or painting (as you very well do), it is something anyone can attain. The fact that most ‘famous’ composers are male has only to do with the social (should I say patriarchal) structures of our civilization.

    Adding to the expression of their own motives, orchestra directors just like film directors or architects have to deal with directing a group of people possessing various craftmanship. Men have been doing that for decades and have imposed their rules. Women will have to impose their style, their vision, their touch, and that’s already happening, although at a slow pace.

    Your comment revived a souvenir in me: in my formative years, I was very much impressed by a woman composer: Lili Boulanger. Thanks for visiting.

  9. walterwsmith3rd
    April 15, 2012

    I enjoy your work Dosia. You have an interesting background. Although I went to art school and studied painting, I spent many years doing desktop publishing for IT companies. It is nice to meet you. I hope we will share art, ideas and aspirations as fellow artists.

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