Dorothy Doherty received her formal art education from Vancouver School of Art (Emily Carr University of Art & Design) and Capilano University. She also holds an MA in History in Art (University of Victoria, 1984-1993) and a PDP (Simon Fraser University, 1995). She supplements her formal education with courses and workshops in a variety of media. Dorothy paints at Portside Studios in Vancouver.
The DTES Small Arts Grant allowed me to devote a block of time to exploring my early roots in an area near the downtown eastside that is now experiencing encroaching gentrification.
I believe the DTES Small Arts Grants help DTES artists by giving them time and materials with which to explore their creativity and give them the confidence they need to continue working in their chosen medium.
I feel the DTES Small Arts Grant impacts the community by providing opportunities to show their work to the world, share their work with friends and family, and meet other artists in the community.