MPH The University of Texas School of Public Health
BA Boston University
The Glassell School (Houston Museum of Fine Arts)
Lowell Collins School of Art, Houston


2006 AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon, NH 14th Annual Juried Exhibition
2005 AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon, NH 13th Annual Juried Exhibition
2004 AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon, NH 12th Annual Juried Exhibition
2003 AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon, NH 11th Annual Juried Exhibition
2003 AVA Gallery and Art Center Portrait Exhibition
2003 Gateway National Juried Art Show, Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM
2003 12th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Boulder, CO Art Association
1997  “12 x 12 x 97” National Small Painting and Sculpture Competition, San Jacinto College (cash award)
1997 Second Annual National Small Works Exhibition, An Art Place, Inc. Gallery, Chicago, IL
1996: AVA Gallery and Art Center Annual Juried Exhibition


2006: Pegasus Gallery, two-person show with Deborah Frankel Reese
2005: White Barn Studios and Gallery, Piermont, NH, one-woman show
2005: Isabell’s Café, Thetford, VT, one-woman show
2004: Lebanon Coop Gallery; Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, one-woman show
2003, 2001, 1997, 1996, 1995: Strafford, VT Post Office, one-woman show
1995: Dave and Lydia's Café, Houston, TX, one-woman show


The Gilded Edge, Hanover, NH


I grew up in rural Georgia and lived in Houston, Texas for 38 years.  In 1994 I began spending summers in Vermont and in 2001 moved permanently to a house in the woods near Strafford.   The move from an urban to a rural environment has had a profound effect on my art.    The New England landscape has introduced me to the great pleasure of working outdoors where I revel in the subtleties of color and mood, the breadth of vistas, the intimate woodland settings.   During the winter I paint still life from setups in my studio.  Capturing the light in either landscape or still life is a primary goal.  I paint in oil and in alkyd, a medium interchangeable with oil paint but which has a faster drying time.  I also occasionally do mixed media pieces, which usually begin with watercolor and often include textural elements such as papier mache and modeling paste.

It seems to me that one of the many functions of art is expand the viewer’s perception of the ordinary and not-so-ordinary—to help with noticing.  There is a whole world beneath our feet on the forest floor; there are forms and relationships of elements in the landscape that might be missed if they were not concentrated and organized; and still life offers an opportunity to see objects in a new way through their arrangement and  presentation. My feeling is that still life objects are actors on a stage, whether they are pears or levitating Buddhas. It is a distinct pleasure to set them up for a satisfying interaction.   Still life also allows me to indulge my penchant for the quirky.  Where is it written that art can’t be amusing?

Copyright Andrea Doughtie 2007