The Cabell Gallery is especially excited to be able to bring you the work of an old friend, Steve Doherty. Does the name sound familiar? If you have read about art in the past 30 years you have probably read his work. Steve has been in the center of American art and artists for decades. His story goes like this...He majored in art at Knox College in Galesburg, IL and graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. He then earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY; taught art in public schools, a community college, and at Knox; worked in the marketing department of a company that manufactured screen printing art supplies; and then moved to a suburb of New York City.

For 31 years, he was the editor of American Artist magazine and launched three other art magazines: Watercolor, Drawing, and Workshop. In 2011, he became Editor-in-Chief of PleinAir magazine and moved to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. He continues to edit PleinAir, participate in plein air events, judge art shows, teach workshops, exhibit paintings, and give lectures. I hesitate to say that Steve "wrote the book" on painting...but he kinda did! He has recently had a book published, "The Art of Plein Air Painting: An Essential Guide to Materials, Concepts, and Techniques for Painting Outdoors."

Stephen will be the featured artist for August with his opening reception (coinciding with the First Friday Art Walk) from 5:00-7:30pm on Friday August 3rd at the Cabell Gallery in downtown Lexington. Everyone is invited! If you aren't able to join us on 8/3, make sure you come by the gallery at some point in August. His work will be featured through the end of the month.