Deborah LaFogg-Docherty


Deborah LaFogg Docherty’s art combines two great loves: nature and painting.  Most of what she paints are from life experiences. While working in nature, she strives to give people a glimpse of how animals live in the wild, raise their young, court and survive.  She appreciates the opportunity to into a secret world so many never get a chance to see and to provide a better understanding of the world we share.

Deborah’s quest has been exciting and rewarding.  Her journeys have taken her from Everglades National Park to Denali National Park.  Museum visits both at home and abroad have added to her development, being especially inspired by the richness of Degas pastels at the Louvre. Deborah also works in oils and acrylics.



  • Marquis Who’s Who In American Art Award at 2014 Audubon Artist Association’s Exhibit at the Salmagundi Club, NYC.
  • Two Honorable Mentions in the Animal & Wildlife category of the 16th Annual Pastel 100 Competition held by the Pastel Journal, to be printed in the April 2015 issue.
  • John Thomas “Tommy” Triplett Memorial Award at the 2014 Kentucky National Wildlife Art Show, Henderson, KY.
  • Sidney Friedlander Memorial Award at the 10th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition, Old Forge, NY 2014.


  • Signature Member of the Artists for Conservation
  • Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America
  • Audubon Artists
  • Associate Member of the Society of Animal Artists
  • Women Artists of the West


Acrylic | Oil | Pastel