Andrea Doughtie moved from Houston to a house in the woods in Strafford, Vermont in 2001. The mystery and complexity of the forest and the beauty of New England vistas have had a profound effect on her work. She delights in painting landscapes outdoors in the summer and in the winter does still life paintings in her studio. Her work is primarily representational.
Doughtie studied art in Houston at the Collins School of Art, the Glassell School of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and at Rice University. Her paintings have appeared in national and local juried shows as well as group and solo exhibitions. She is a member of Strafford Artworks and is represented by The Art Gallery in Stowe, VT.
Artist Statement: I find representational painting highly satisfying— to be able to capture reality, and in a way to possess the things that I find interesting. My passion is for noticing and for sharing my observations so that others might pay attention as well—a legitimate function of art, in my opinion. Humor is increasingly important so I amuse myself with the offbeat in addition to more serious landscapes and still life subjects. Where is it written that art can’t be fun?