Despite only starting to grow her portfolio a few years ago, Philadelphia-area artist Dori Desautel Broudy continues to embark on new collaborations with the best in fashion and hospitality.
Keep an eye out for Broudy’s art on Love It or List It star Hilary Farr’s new TV series, Tough Love with Hilary Farr, that aired in December.
Local creative Dori Desautel Broudy (doridesautelbroudy.com) describes herself as a “New England girl who loves Philadelphia.” From fine art to stationery and acrylic blocks, the former lawyer’s Maine roots and appreciation for Philadelphia’s history drive her to create colorful, cheery designs that exude joy and celebrate the purity of play. “The idea of providing something that’s unifying in nature is something I take from Philly’s history and aspire for when I’m creating art,” she says. Although Broudy spent most of her youth in New England, she decided to move to the City of Brotherly Love in 2004 for a position at Pepper Hamilton (Troutman Pepper). Since then, the city has continued to influence her art. During the holidays, Broudy had an array of exciting projects, like her frameworthy holiday card collection, Celebrate, which included festive images like the Nutcracker, as well as interfaith options. “I’ve had a difficult time finding interfaith holiday cards, so one of the pieces is a combination of Hanukkah and Christmas,” she shares. Broudy also had an exclusive holiday card at Four Seasons Hotel, Philadelphia, as well as some of her canvases, mugs and more available at Boyds Philadelphia. “My work was first introduced to their Ardmore location last year, and things went so well that we decided it should be available on an ongoing basis,” she says. From illustrated hearts to vibrant abstracts, her pieces make the perfect addition to a friend’s budding art collection. But she isn’t finished there—this spring, Broudy is also releasing a limited-edition clutch collection with designer Jeffrey Levinson. She can’t give us too many details yet, but spring colors will be at play. With so many projects on the horizon, Broudy is amazed by her career’s growth. “I’m midway through year four of my company, and I still can’t believe how quickly things have evolved,” she says.