I am a printmaker, mixed media and fiber artist. Dreamlife, nature, animals and world travels have influenced the imagery
and symbolism in my work. I work intuitively and the materials and objects that I source, often dictate the direction
my work. My passion for printmaking was ignited in collage. I received my BFA in printmaking at California State
University Northridge. I have continued to explore the seemingly unlimited processes the medium offers. I use traditional methods of printmaking – intaglio (etching, aquatint), linocut and chine collé. With a background in graphic arts, it was natural to start combining techniques like photo-transfer and digital processes into my prints. I particularly enjoy the expansiveness, spontaneity and painterly qualities offered by monotypes.
Photography is an important ingredient in my artwork; I use it to record my experiences, provide studies for drawings and images for painting and mixed-media work. I work from my home, Margaret Doty Studio and print at a local community college. I exhibit in various art shows, galleries and from my Etsy site. I discovered my second passion; teaching more than
ten years ago. My muse is Meika, a liver and white English Springer Spaniel.