NEW BOOK! Coming mid-august 2017

Photo: Hummingbird #3
Photo: Hummingbird #3


My new book A Year in the Southwest, a Botanical Journey will be released in a few weeks (mid August 2017)…

If you wish to order a copy now, you will benefit of the subscription price which is a 40% discount (so $30 instead of $50, + handling and shipping cost $3 = $33.) You can send a check to:


CSF Publishing

P.O. Box 576

Cannon Beach, OR 97110


We will cash the check only when the book will be published.


Format: Format: 8 x 10" - 203 x 254 mm

Full color

164 pages

Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9802432-4-6


Photo: Hummingbird #3

A Season At Monet's Garden

Beyond his technique, beyond his palette, what Monet brought to Giverny was his vision. In the same way, beyond her camera and experience, the unique vision that Claudia Toutain-Dorbec brought there shines through in her lavish creations of color and form. “Personal, novel, philosophical, poetic” – these are the ways French curator Nicole Zapata-Aubé sees Claudia’s work. And they are the links as well between her own photographic artistry and the beauty that both inspired and was brought to life by Claude Monet.

Botanical photograph by American Artist Claudia Toutain-Dorbec Monet Garden
A Season at Monet's Garden, published May 2011 ISBN: 0-9802432-1-1



Claudia Toutain-Dorbec, born in Oregon (1949-), a contemporary multi-media artist and author, mostly known for her botanical work.  She includes photography, painting, drawing, collage, and sculpture in her creative processes.


In the 1970's she became interested in botanical photo images, similar to those she does today. She has worked with botanical subjects in some way since she was a child.

Her work is currently being shown in New Mexico and New York.