John Doherty’s paintings point towards the human stories that exist behind the facades of places and things inhabited and used countless times over the years. In particular, he highlights the disregard often shown our older material culture, be it architecture, places or transportation. Rendered in an incredibly skilled acrylic photo-realism, his work makes the past seem both tangible and real.
Doherty was born in Kilkenny in 1949 and studied architecture at Bolton Street College of Technology, Dublin from 1968 to 1973 before moving to Sydney and deciding to pursue a career as an artist. Until recently Doherty has divided his time between Australia and Ireland and he now spends most of his time in West Cork.
Doherty’s work is represented in private collections in Ireland, Australia, America and Europe, and included in the public collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Institute of Modern Art, Chicago; the Irish National Stud, AIB Dublin and London; and Artbank, Sydney. He is represented by the Taylor Galleries, Dublin
Doherty with show new work in the summer 2017’s West Cork Masters exhibition.