We’re excited to present the 30 juried artists for Paint Annapolis 2017! Come see them paint June 4th-11th around Annapolis and the greater Anne Arundel County area.
Trish Doty began life as a Hoosier, but she has now lived the majority of her years in and near Annapolis. In adulthood, she moved both in and out of the country and studied art at colleges and universities along the way. When she finally planted roots in Maryland, she ended up at MICA. Her intention was to be practical and study graphic design, but MICA’s rich art classes left her yearning for a career in fine art instead of commercial, so she continued her studies focusing on watercolor painting. She has now worked in this field for several years.
The works of Trish Doty are unrestricted by subject; she loves being challenged by how she will translate what she sees into a painting. Recently, many of her works have had an architectural focus. She is intrigued by and connects with the history of each house, barn, or building she paints. In her research for a recent painting on Annapolis’ King George Street, she discovered the former owners included a Revolutionary War hero, a signer of the Constitution and the captain of the ill-fated Peggy Stewart.
“I am captivated by the greatest strengths of watercolor. It has an inherent transparent and fluid nature – paint and water flow resistant-free from the brush to translate the subtleties of light.”
Trish Doty is a former president of the Annapolis Watercolor Club, a member of MAPAPA (Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association), and was accepted into Brandywine Plein Air, 2016 and Plein Air Easton, 2015.
If you could join any past or current music group which would you want to join?
I would love to play background for Josh Groban – that is pure fantasy as I’ve no musical talent whatsoever.
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Anything fun or interesting we should know about you?
My family would say my superpower is the ability to make old fashioned, homemade pies. My homemade butterscotch (nothing like that pudding they call butterscotch) and lemon meringue are killer!