Hi, I'm Dora! I am an artist, illustrator and graphic designer based in Fort Myers, Florida.

My diverse background in fine art, marketing and graphic design has given me the skills to translate insights into meaningful and effective creative solutions. I especially love using my creativity as a "force for good", through donations from artwork sales or by working with brands and organizations that are making our world a better place.

I was born and raised in Wisconsin, and I earned my Bachelor of Art degree from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. With nearly two decades of experience as a graphic designer, I've had the privilege of collaborating with diverse clients, spanning from dynamic startups to public museums and prominent corporations. Logos are my favorite, though my experience extends to pretty much all things design — whether it's print collateral, trade show/exhibit design, web layouts, or even some animation.

After moving to Florida in 2015, I began creating illustrations and paintings inspired by the sunshine and beautiful beaches of my new home. My artwork is featured in private collections across the U.S. and internationally, and has been featured in regional publications including Naples Daily News, Spotlight News Magazine, Naples Illustrated Charity Register and VoyageMIA. In 2020 I was recognized by Gulfshore Business Magazine as one of 40 Under 40 Young Professionals to watch.

Show History

Solo and 2-Person Exhibitions

Beyond the Sea: Dora Knuteson + Chuck Boux, Chihuly Collection Presented by Morean Arts Center, FL

Dora Knuteson in the Norris Center, United Arts Council of Collier County, FL
Save the Sea Turtles,
Rookery Bay Research Reserve, FL

Group Exhibitions

Botanical, Las Laguna Gallery, CA
Quo Vadis, Van Der Plas Gallery, NY
Third on Canvas, Naples Art Association, FL

Third on Canvas, Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, FL
Tiny Art, Naples Art Association, FL
Your Choice, Naples Art Association, FL

Southwest Florida Painting Annual, Rookery Bay, FL
Reunion, UW-Parkside Gallery, WI
Tiny Art, Naples Art Association, FL

Your Choice, Naples Art Association, FL