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About dorothydoherty

Visual artist

Not the Usual Target – my entry to Saatchi’s on-line showdown

Yes, it’s scary.  I can’t tell you how many times I almost chickened out.  But here it is …. my very own painting, entered with more than 1800 other abstract works to-date — and probably more before the entries close. … Continue reading

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Art – Making it happen

I did not come up with the desire to paint about my Grandparents on my own.  It was never my intention to explore my past, but a few things motivated me along the way. Two years ago, while a mature … Continue reading

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Finding family – looking for the needle in the haystack

Have you ever tried to find a relative named Jones or Smith?  Well that’s what it’s like for me – I’m trying to locate people who came to BC when my grandparents arrived in Canada in 1923.  I’m a bit … Continue reading

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The process

For those who wonder what I’m up to here, I’m journaling the process of my next large set of artworks – thinking, researching, drawing, writing, collaging, painting, listening to and transcribing oral histories – they all form part of the process. Also, … Continue reading

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Summoning the muse

We are fortunate to have the work of Richard Diebenkorn as an example of how any topic close to us can become the foundation for painting. Diebenkorn – Seawall 1957 Source: Wikipaintings http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/richard-diebenkorn/seawall I can’t recall where I first found … Continue reading

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In search of form

My greatest challenge is finding out where to begin …. that applies to this blog, and also to almost everything I do.  I call this post In search of form because that’s what seems to occupy my thoughts, from the first … Continue reading

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