Dorothy Cavanagh



DOROTHY CAVANAGH is an award winning California Impressionist. Dorothy enjoys painting near the coast in Southern California where she she was born and raised. Her interest in art began early from her portrait artist grandmother, for whom she remembers posing as a child. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA, but didn’t begin painting until her youngest entered first grade. After years of classical art studies and workshops with master artist Jove Wang, she has focused on her own style of colors true to nature, with brush strokes that allow the paint to flow into soft edges.

Painting excursions take her to places where nature really pulls her in : The lavender and sunflower fields of Provence, the golden vineyards of central California, the hillside villas in Tuscany, or the dwindling open fields of strawberries and eucalyptus near her home in Orange County.

Professional Affiliations:

  •  American Impressionists Society
  • So. California Plein Air Painters
  • California Art Club
  • Laguna Plein Air Painters Assn.
  • San Clemente Art Association