In Rebecca Doughty’s miniature paintings, a cast of characters, reminiscent of the animal companions of childhood, navigate life’s comic and tragic journeys. Her deceptively simple images, with their layered and scraped surfaces and spare line drawings, create tiny worlds with use of a limited palette and intimate scale. Psychologically charged stories are told through subtle gestures, or through the triangulating gazes that travel between the characters, their maker, and the viewer.
Rebecca’s work has been exhibited widely, including The Drawing Center in New York, The Boston Drawing Project, DeCordova Museum, Rose Art Museum, The Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, and the Courthouse Gallery in Co. Mayo, Ireland. She has received fellowships and awards from the Ucross Foundation, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, The Massachusetts Cultural Council, The A.R.T Fund, The Blanche E. Colman Foundation, and the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) Boston. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, DeCordova Museum, Simmons College, Wellington Management, Fidelity Investments, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, and many private collections internationally.