My inspiration is nature. I am drawn to all types of landscapes: oceans, vineyards, mountains and flowers. Each painting holds special meaning to me. The places I paint are locations that bring me joy and peace. My hope is that this feeling will transfer to you and that you will find your own connection to the art. Many collectors of my work have commented that their paintings make them happy and that they are able to enjoy a feeling of being in that location every day from their own home or business. I am passionate about painting and love the continuous journey and challenge of creating new pieces. Art is about emotion and if emotion is reflected to the viewer in my work then I have succeeded.
Kim Doherty grew up in New Hampshire hiking and skiing in the White Mountains and swimming in the lakes and rivers. She received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of New Hampshire. She currently lives in San Diego, CA with her husband and three children. She feels California is the most incredible state and is fortunate to have lived here the past thirteen years. Her passion is painting scenes of beauty. Nature is the inspiration for many of her works. She has spent a great deal of time painting in San Diego, Laguna Beach, Paso Robles, Big Sur, San Francisco, and Lake Tahoe.
She is a modern impressionist oil painter with a colorist influence. She paints en plein air for many of her paintings. Many of these paintings are then translated into larger studio works. She greatly enjoys painting landscapes and capturing the beauty of a specific place in time. She also loves still life, floral, and architectural paintings, which provide endless possibilities for design and color.
Her inspiration is from the French and American Impressionists. For the past 12 years she has been fortunate to study oil painting with internationally collected artists: Maria Bertran, Cynthia Britain, Jill Carver, Mark Kerckhoff, Kevin Macpherson, and Jeff Yeomans. These artists have greatly influenced her artistic style. Three summers ago she fulfilled one of her goals to travel with her family to Europe to paint with Maria Bertran in Provence. For several weeks she explored Paris, Chamonix, Cinque Terre,Ville Franche Sur Mer and Provence. Europe provided amazing landscape opportunities. She is the former President of the Rancho Sante Fe Art Guild. She exhibits her paintings at galleries in San Diego and Laguna Beach. For years she has also exhibited her original paintings in juried exhibitions in Rancho Sante Fe, La Jolla, Coronado, Point Loma and Paso Robles. She was chosen to have her artwork represented in several state parks both at Lake Tahoe and The Valley of Fire. She teaches oil painting both privately and to small groups. Her work is held in many private and corporate collections.
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