Dorothy Theresa Dzigurski was born in Grand Junction, Colorado. She studied art at the University of Hawaii and is a graduate of Colorado University in Boulder. In the mid 1960's while working as a nurse, she encountered a patient with a broken painting arm, Alexander Dzigurski. Dorothy was instrumental in Alexander's recovery and a great friendship, romance and marriage followed. In 1968 they were married, and together they traveled extensively throughout the contiguous United States and beyond to Europe, Canada, and Hawaii. In short order, the happy couple had a son, born with oil paints flowing through his veins. Today, Alex Dzigurski II is a fine artist in his own right, in part a testament to Dorothy's love of art and her devotion to her artist husband and to her artist son. Today, grandmother and matriarch, one of her great joys is brushing away at her easel.