Dora Williams was born in Italy in the town of Taranto and always had a passion for painting from her early teens.
However, prevented by circumstances, she did not get into art when she was young; she followed an art education but pursued a career in business for many years, in Italy and after moving to England in 1988.
Dora's artistic career developed in the Cayman Islands, when she moved there with her family in 2000. Primarily a self-taught artist, she has attended numerous workshops by several international artists as well as learning the realistic technique of the Masters at the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto.
In the Cayman Islands, Dora was an active member of the Visual Art Society of the Cayman Islands and chaired the board until April 2010. In July 2011 Dora and her family moved back to the UK and now lives in Great Malvern, where she continues working full time as an artist.
Her works are exhibited and collected mainly in the Cayman Islands and in the UK.