Nora was selected by the South West Royal Academy of Fine Arts for a number of years and sells a lot of her original art work on the internet to art lovers around the world.
In 2008 one of her paintings was selected by Royal West Academy of Fine Arts, Bristol and by the Thelma Hulbert Gallery, open exhibition Honiton in 2010.
She was also chosen as one of the top ten artists out of eighty thousand international artists showing their work on the Saatchi web site, by famous London and New York art critic Anna Finel Honigman.
Nora Doherty paints with high quality oils in a semi-abstract expressionist style creating unique, bold contemporary paintings which vibrate with colour, light and depth.
Through sheer hard work and experiment, Nora is self-taught and has learnt to use the flow and purity of colour of traditional oils to transform space and landscape into highly expressive, flowing oil paintings. More recently, she also works with bees wax and oil pigments to create more texture and brilliant colours.
Nora lives and paints overlooking the sea in Teignmouth, Devon… a place she loves. It is the huge expanse of sea and sky before her every day, and her meditation practice, which has inspired many of her paintings, particularly those which, in a zen-like way, reflect the interplay of sea, sky, landscape and human body.
Nora also paints unusual abstract forms which spiral into a sense of infinite space…pure ‘visual pleasure’..look closely and you might see ‘faces’ appearing in the painting.
Nora has Exhibited in many leading Contemporary Art Galleries in: Exeter, Totnes, Lyme Regis, Teignmouth, Shaldon, Paignton, Oxford, Chagford, Modbury, Cheltenham, Leamington Spa, Bristol and has exhibited in several Art Exhibitions including Malvern Theatre, Isle of Wight, and Manchester Art Fair.
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