Awards and Achievements

Art Instructor


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Dulcie Dee was born in NYC and was an art major at Fiorello La Guardia H.S. of Music and the Arts. She won 1st Prize for her NYC Anti-Drug Abuse Poster contest that inspired her to pursue the arts as her life career.

She traveled extensively throughout Southeast Asia falling in love with snorkeling in the Philippines where she discovered the unique underwater world of their lovely coral reefs. Mesmerized by the beauty of the sea, she painted “Marine Dreams” series that premiered at the Hiraya Gallery in Manila, capturing her joyful discovery of this rapidly eroding Philippine eco-treasure. She authored, designed, illustrated and in 2012 she self-published “ABC Coral Reef” to teach children the beauty of the coral reefs and tropical marine life in the Pacific Ocean.

International reviews in popular magazines such as ‘Asiaweek’, ‘Taipan’, ‘Filipinas’, and ‘Transpacific’ featured Dee’s efforts to alert the public to the conservation of its delicate and precious coral reefs.

Her work is a Zen fusion of East and West. Each painting pulsates with rich, vibrant tropical colors painted with clarity, texture, and precision detail encompassing a free-flowing sense of subject, shade and color. Her entrancing seascapes were followed by enigmatic paintings of Geishas and Asian nymphos revealing the erotic sensual beauty of the female body.  

She is a Master of Fine Arts graduate from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA and received her BFA, Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines.

Dulcie is completed her "Abstract Mind" series and  is working on a Black & White Collage series. She's also experimenting on artworks on cardboard.