Heather Doughty

A photograph of a person, side profile, with small white cap waves and a blue horizon line behind them. The person is wearing a flowing green dress and posed in the air with arms stretched up and toes pointed.

Flight, 2021, photography


About the Artist:

Heather Doughty has spent most of her life with a camera in her hand. At the age of 5 she was gifted her first camera – a Brownie Hawkeye –from her father, who tragically passed when she was 10. She has used the photos of their time together to keep that connection strong and, as a result, also driven to record her own life and subsequent milestones. A self-taught artist, Heather has spent many years exploring, learning, and creating.  Over the years she has developed her own artistic voice and style and now leads as a photographer, using her camera to tackle stereotypes, social issues and to raise awareness through her quiet, lifestyle images.

In 2018, Heather founded the not-for-profit, “INSPIRE: The Women’s Portrait Project” to provide a safe platform to share and celebrate the stories of women, young girls, and non-binary individuals. To date over 500 inspiring individuals have been photographed.


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Studio image interior of the artists studio.

Studio: interior of Heather Doughty’s studio











Studio Location: Tour Stop 7


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Selections: 39th Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour

Stephanie Ford Forrester, Northland Harmony, 2022 textile, painted cotton & batiks

Regular Hours: The Art Gallery of Peterborough is OPEN Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm

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