Honoring The Home: Commemorating Space in Oil

Before the advent of cameras, those who could afford it hired artists to render their loved ones forever in 2-Dimensions, creating cherished likenesses often hung on walls or kept in lockets. Virginia-born artist, Sarah Dougherty, brings this time-honored tradition to her personal places of interest, taking time to commemorate the interior (and exterior) spaces that have captured her attention and been her numerous homes...

In August at Found Gallery, she did a spacial reconstruction of her Mexican Cottage (where she spent a year being an artist... so jealous! ) and currently has a show at The Green Bean in Greensboro...

She has a book for sale
and for more info, visit
her website

I am just wondering whether she will do custom room portraits; I would have loved one of my long-forgotten childhood home.


  1. Karen! Thanks! What an amazing tribute youve given me here on your lovely blog...thanks! I am Louisiana-born, Virginia-raised, have a show at Vacation Gallery and Boutique in Atlanta right now, and indeed I certainly do take commission requests.....you are lovely and I'll see you in April! (maybe you can lend your expertise to my garden!) Love, Sarah