Rachel Dory is an Austin, TX based artist known for her evocative, site-specific explorations of roadside America and her home state of Texas.
After visiting, photographing and studying a location, the image emerges as layers are built up and torn down with a uniquely sculptural painting style. Oil and acrylic paint, ink, pastel, charcoal, pencil and other mediums may be incorporated into the painting as layers are brushed, wiped, scraped and scored. Custom birch wood panels are constructed for each individual artwork so there is no constraint on size or aspect ratio. The latitude and longitude of the site is noted on the back of each piece, so the physical location can be revisited.