Dorien Melis (Utrecht 1938 – ). She is a painter, textile artist, draftsman, collagist, tapestry weaver and sculptor. Trained at the Academy of Industrial Design Eindhoven (1955-1960). Worked and lived in Veghel, Amsterdam, Valkenswaard, Gemert-Bakel 1969, Reuver (Beesel), Gemert (Gemert-Bakel). Made study trips to, among others, Greece, Mexico (CRM travel grant), North Africa, India, Nepal, Ladakh, Afghanistan, USA New York and Canada.