Doris Unger has a background in Fine Art, Animation and Graphic Design.
She lived in Melbourne for many years where she studied Animation and Electronic Design, also working in commercial and series animation. She was involved in creating acres of murals in the Royal Children’s Hospital and regularly exhibited
her own paintings in galleries.
Doris grew up on a rich diet of European fairy tales and especially loved the pictures. When she was older Medieval illuminated manuscripts fascinated her, in particular the colours and the ‘doodles’ in the margins.
Having European parents who were both born and raised in the Middle East, Doris was drawn to the amazing imagery and story in Zahara’s Rose and felt a personal link as her own father is a passionate gardener.
Doris currently lives in northern New South Wales where she is working on her own illustrated stories.