Deborah LaFogg-Docherty’s art combines her two great loves: her love of nature and her love of painting. She studies then paints wildlife in its natural habitat to give viewers a realistic and empathetic glimpse of how animals live in the wild, raise their young, court and survive. Her quest has taken her across the United States from the Everglades National Park in Florida all the way to Denali National Park in Alaska to depict the secret world of wildlife that most people never get a chance to see. Although Deb paints with acrylics and oils, a trip to Paris to see Degas’ Impressionistic paintings first-hand reminded her why she loves the pastels so much.
You can visit her website here or simply Google images of Deborah LaFogg-Docherty to see Deb’s stunning realistic portrayals of our wildlife world. She paints anything and everything found in nature, running the gamut from underwater turtles, turkeys, wolves, white-tailed deer, and herons to pet kittens, dogs, and horses---even lions and tigers and giraffes, OH MY! For those readers familiar with this author’s artwork, you will understand why her spoonbill painting, “Pink Wings Over the Everglades” and “The Flirt Painting” of a parrot are my personal favorites. Deb is a Signature Member of Artists for Conservation and of the Pastel Society of America, received the Masters Circle award from the International Association of Pastel Societies, and is also a member of Oil Painters of America and the International Guild of Realism, among other too-numerous-to-name affiliations. She often wins Best of Show, First, Second, and Third Place awards and has illustrated a children’s book with part of the proceeds going to save critical habitat in the Florida Keys. She has just completed yet another children’s picture book entitled “Rosie’s Song”, which can be ordered from Amazon here.
ArtFest on the Green will be held at the Wellington Amphitheater in Wellington, FL Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26.