Gretchen Dorian was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and grew up sailing on Lake St. Clair, near Detroit, MI. She graduated in Photography from the Paier College of Art, Hamden, CT.
Her photographs have been exhibited at the Midland Center for the Arts, Midland MI; Scarab Club, Detroit, MI; Dennos Museum, Traverse City, MI; Prague Art Museum, Czech Republic and Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI. Her photos have won numerous awards including publication in the 2013 Best of Photography Annual, to be released in December 2013.
Gretchen specializes in boat photography, whether sail or power, on water or ice!
Her photographs have been published in Wooden Boat Magazine, ESPN Magazine, SAIL Magazine, Sailing World Magazine, Lakeland Boating Magazine and Outside Bozeman Magazine.
Online publications include the Wall Street Journal, Sailing Scuttlebutt, Sailing Anarchy and Seahorse of the UK.
Many private organizations have used her photos for their member publications, these include: Bayview Yacht Club (Detroit, MI), Grosse Pointe Yacht Club (Grosse Pte., MI), Little Traverse Yacht Club (Harbor Springs, MI), The International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association (IDNIYRA )- Annual Roster, and IDNIYRA Quarterly Publication – Runner Tracks; as well as, the DN Netherlands Annual Roster.