Dorothy Bruce was born in Wisconsin, USA, gaining her Bachelor of Art from the Minneapolis School of Art, now the The Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
She travelled extensively in the States and Australia, participating in Group Shows, before holding a one-woman Exhibition in Brisbane, Australia.
She has lived and worked in Scotland for over 40 years, painting the landscapes and coastal scenes that are so distinctive to this country. The continually changing light and austerity of much of the Northern Highlands and the West Coast of Scotland are recurring themes in much of her work.
During these years she has been seen at one-woman shows on the West Coast, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Aberfeldy, plus Group Exhibitions throughout Scotland, including The Royal Society for Painters in Watercolour.