Doris Acheampong

Growing up in Africa, Doris saw art in many forms. She saw it in the folklore and stories her grandmother used to tell, in the wood carving sculptures by the men, in the beautiful art pottery by the women, and in the clay sculpture art taught in school. What amazes her about art is not the physical beauty, but what art makes her feel. Art does not speak to the eyes, but to the mind, heart, and soul.

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. - Aristotle

Doris has a masters degree in Policy and Administration. She works in fundraising and development because she loves to work for a good cause. Doris lends her skills to Artsmith because she believes the organization is doing an amazing job to bring the beauty and significance of art to children in the Bronx.

Doris is a nature lover, would love to travel more, and has plans to start a nonprofit organization to support children in need in Ghana.