Dora Gonzalez was born and raised on a farm at the edge of a cloud forest in Esperza, Costa Rica. Throughout her life she enjoyed tending her garden, observing lively flowers and plants. Gonzalez mostly resided in an impoverished section of San Juan, she was spiritual in nature, filled with an abundance of joy and gratitude. Later in life she lost her eyesight. Her work is a reflection of her wholesome life experience and a celebration of a beautiful world.