Born in London in 1892 Dod Procter (nee Shaw) moved to Newlyn with her family at the age of 15 where she studied art under Stanhope Forbes. In 1910 she attended the Atelier Colarossi in Paris with Ernest Procter, whom she later married in 1912. In 1920 she and Ernest were commissioned to work on the decorations of the Kokine Palace, Rangoo. On their return they settled in Newlyn where Dod concentrated on paintings portraits and flowers.
Her work was widely exhibited in her lifetime including the Royal Academy from 1922. Her most famous painting 'Morning', a large portait of a fisherman's daughter, was awarded picture of the year at the Royal Academy in 1927 and was bought by the Daily Mail for the Tate, where it now hangs.
She was elected N.E.A.C. in 1929 and R.A. in 1942.
Her works are represented in numerous public collections.