Profile: M. Stephen Doherty

 M. Stephen Doherty

Oil painting of waterfall in Hawaii by M. Stephen Doherty
Hawaiian Waterfall                         24 x 18"                    Oil

  M. Stephen Doherty earned a BA in Art from Knox College and an MFA in Printmaking from Cornell University.  He served as Editor-in-Chief of American Artist Magazine for 31 years and during that time, launched Watercolor, Drawing and Workshop Magazines.  He has written a dozen art books and hundreds of magazine articles and he has exhibited his paintings in solo and group exhibitions around the country.  He frequently judges art contests, lectures, teaches and demonstrates.  Doherty writes a blog on drawing and painting that can be located at  He is the new Editor of Plein Air Magazine. 

Oil painting of Hudson River by M. Stephen Doherty           Oil painting of Grand Canyon by M. Stephen Doherty

               Summer Clouds over the Hudson    Oil                           Color in the Grand Canyon            Oil

All artwork copyright M. Stephen Doherty

   Don't miss our fascinating and informative three-part members-only video interview with Stephen.  In this interview, he shares experiences and insights gained from his many years of writing about and interviewing America's top artists.  Become a member of the Artist's Road here to view it. Already a Member? Click here to go to the the video interview.
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