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Deborah LaFogg Docherty Offers Two Day Workshop: “Expressing Your Inner Animal in Pastel”

Deborah LaFogg has gone from an “emerging” to one of National acclaim and is now offering a local workshop for artists at Hennevelt’s Gallery!  She is a busy woman!  We don’t state that lightly.  She is teaching classes, workshops, caring for family members, keeping watch over animals who wander into her yard or noticing an unusual butterfly  –  and she is always working at her artwork.  Her Facebook posts modestly share her most recent acceptances to National Exhibits as well as Awards. She honestly seems surprised that anyone pays attention to her work – but she is very wrong.  Through Deborah’s artistry, we see the true essence of the animals she captures in pastel and paint. We are lucky! The Rickie Report shares the details and a few photos of her award-winning artworks.  Sign up for her workshop before the spaces are taken! You are in for a treat! Future workshops and exhibits are listed here as well.



Deborah LaFogg Docherty


“Expressing Your Inner Animal in Pastel”



Hennevelt’s Gallery

November 8 & 9, 2014  

 9 – 5 pm  both days


510 Northwood Rd.    West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Pre-Registration Information:

(561) 506-4108




"Couch Potato" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Couch Potato” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty




Class Outline:



Day one

The class will start with what it takes to make a strong pastel painting of wildlife or a pet. Important points to be covered… Composition, Color, Form, Perspective, Contrast and Textures.
Deborah will talk about the materials the class is going to use and why. Next to be covered will be how to pick the right reference and the importance of your composition.
Students will be provided with several options of reference materials to choose from or may choose to bring their own. Value sketches, color choices and perspective will be next.
Deborah will demonstrate by starting a pastel and talk about under painting. Students start their paintings if they are comfortable with their compositions and value sketches. Deborah will be available to answer questions.



Day two

Deborah will demonstrate different techniques for applying pastel.
She will also demonstrate working on black backgrounds.
Students will work on their paintings. Deborah will be available to answer questions and help them solve painting issues.

Students will be painting and she will be available to answer questions and offer each student helpful suggestions.

The last two to three hours Deborah will offer critiques of two examples of each students work.

Overview of class: Students will be taught to create pastel paintings of pets or wildlife with background if desired that have strong compositions, pleasing colors, exciting contrast and textures that hold the viewers interest.



DebLaFogg Oct 2014 Bio





"Woodstorks" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Woodstorks” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty



Two Honorable Mentions in the Animal & Wildlife category of the 16th Annual Pastel 100 Competition held by the Pastel Journal, printed in the April 2015 issue.
First Place: Women Artists Of the West goes WILD an online exhibition of wildlife art, October 2014
Sidney Friedlander Memorial Award at the 10th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition, Old Forge, NY 2014
Best in Show, Artfest on the Green, Wellington, FL January 2014
Third Place Sarasota Wildlife Art Festival, Sarasota Florida, February 2014
Third Place Crest Theatre Art Exhibit, Delray Beach Florida, February 2014

Second Place other Media in the Richeson 75 Landscapes, Seascapes and Architecture 2013 Show.





"Brice Canyon" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Brice Canyon” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty



  • Everglades National Parks Ernest Coe Galley in the visitor center November 2015.


  • Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge January February 2015.


"Flying Tiger" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Flying Tiger” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty




  • April 2015 issue.2014 2 Animal & Wildlife category of the 16th Annual Pastel 100 Competition held by the Pastel Journal, April 2015 issue.
  • 2014 Finalist Richeson 75 Animals, Birds, Wildlife ONLINE Art Show 2014
  • 2014 Audubon Artists Annual Exhibit, 72nd Annual Juried National Exhibition at the Salmagundi Art Club, NYC
  • 2014 Women Artists Of the West goes WILD an online exhibition of wildlife art
  • 2014 Southeastern Pastel Society online exhibition
  • 2014 Connecticut Pastel Society Renaissance in Pastel 21th National Juried Exhibition, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich CT.
  • 2014 Kentucky National Wildlife Art Show, Henderson Fine Arts Center, KY
  • 2014 Pastel Society Of America, National Arts Club in NYC
  • 2014 St. Augustine Nature and Wildlife Art Show, St. Augustine FL
  • 2014 Finalist on the Art Renewal Salon Center for the Arts.
  • 2014 The Bennington Art Center’s, Art of the Animal Kingdom, Bennington VT.
  • 2014 National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society Fall National On-line Exhibit.
  • 2014 Mainsale Fine Art Festival, St. Petersburg FL.
  • 2014 Sarasota Wildlife Art Festival, Sarasota Florida
  • 2014 Began giving pastel demos and workshops for South East Florida Art Societies



"Morning Call" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Morning Call” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty



Current Gallery AFFILIATION

Hennevelt’s Gallery
           510 Northwood Rd.      West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 506-4108




"Captured Gaze" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Captured Gaze” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty



Signature Member of the Artists for Conservation
Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America
Associate Member of the Society of Animal Artists
“Member of Excellence” Southeastern Pastel Society
Degas Pastel Society
Pastel Society of North Florida
International Guild of Realism
Oil Painters of America
Audubon Artists




"Approaching Storm" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Approaching Storm” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

Future DEMOS:

The Hobe Sound Fine Arts League
 February 16, 2015
 7:00 PM



Future Workshops :


Hobe Sound Fine Arts League
March 6 & 7, 2015
Deborah LaFogg Docherty will be teaching, “Expressing your inner animal in pastel and oils”


Artists’ Workshops, Inc.
540 Barracuda Boulevard      New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
Phone: 386-424-9254
 March 27-29th, 2015
 Deborah LaFogg Docherty will be teaching, “Expressing your inner animal in pastel”



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