About the Artist

Texas artist Rachel Dory is known for her evocative paintings depicting life along the American roadside.


For a list of available work, pricing and commission inquiries please contact studio@racheldory.com

Artist Statement

My art explores roadside locations in Texas and across America that stop me in my tracks to take another look, and linger in my memory long after I have left. I seek answers to the unique questions each location presents. Each painting embodies what I saw, heard, smelled, tasted and felt when I was there, and serves as a door through which each viewer experiences their own memories.

The ability for myself and others to revisit and experience each location over time is critical to my process, so I note the exact latitude and longitude of the site on the back of each painting. The locations I paint are stumbled upon while en route from one place to another. The unrooted yet soothing feeling of being “in between” is an important component to my work, so I don’t make purposeful trips to find locations; rather, they find me. I carry a sketchbook and camera with me at all times so I am always able to take notes and produce onsite sketches and photographs to refer to later when I sit down in my studio to paint.

I know a painting has succeeded when a visitor stops, takes a closer look, and then begins sharing their own stories and memories.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Houston, Texas
March 25-27, 2022

DFW Dallas / Fort Worth Texas
April 7-12, 2022

Southlake, Texas
April 22-24, 2022

Richardson, Texas
May 7-8, 2022

Denver, Colorado
July 1-3, 2022