“Oregon Grape” on wood block, colored pencil with walnut ink and wax by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, artist, educator and naturalist with a passion for native plants of the Pacific Northwest.
Work in Progress.
“Oregon Grape” on wood block, colored pencil with walnut ink and wax by Dorota Haber-Lehigh.
Dorota enjoys staining the paper with walnut ink to create unique surface, and uses artist quality colored pencils such as Faber Castell Polychromos or Caran d’Ache, 100% cotton hot press 140 lbs acid free paper. For art mounted on woodblock she uses multiple layers of Dorland wax as protective cover.
“Lobster Mushroom” on wood block, colored pencil with walnut ink and wax by Dorota Haber-Lehigh.
Dorota loves foraging for berries, mushroom hunting, field sketching and collecting specimens.
“Rose Hips” on wood block, colored pencil with walnut ink and wax by Dorota Haber-Lehigh.
Dorota is inspired by her grandparents, who were avid mushroom hunters and gardeners, her father’s travels, and her mother’s fabric art and ikebana arrangements.
“Pumpkin” on wood block, colored pencil with walnut ink and wax by Dorota Haber-Lehigh.
Dorota has two degrees in Art and International Studies with a focus on indigenous cultures, and a master’s degree in teaching. She also holds a graduate bilingual certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language. She has earned a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from Society of Botanical Artists in London in May 2019. She is a member of Oregon Botanical Artists, Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists and American Society of Botanical Artists. Dorota exhibits and teaches drawing regionally.
Dorota depicts Pacific Northwest native plants, portraying their sculptural beauty and brings attention to importance of ecological diversity of nature to emphasize natures and human fragility.
Dorota enjoys depicting flora of the Pacific Northwest, often native plants. She is interested in portraying individual plants with their sculptural and ephemeral beauty. Her passion is to bring attention to importance of ecological diversity of nature and emphasize nature’s and human fragility. Dorota is interested in the healing power of plants and nature and enjoys drawing plants that have medicinal properties. She has e authored two ethnobotanical coloring books: “ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal PNW” and “Native Berries of the Coastal PNW.”
“I am on the cover of Columbia Memorial Hospital newsletter and be featured in their article “Healing Arts.” I am working on an installation of 25 botanical illustrations of native plants of the Pacific Northwest, which were used medicinally by Native People. The installation will be part of a permanent collection in the hospital. Super excited about this. Yew, Red Huckleberry, Oregon Grape and Rose Hips.” DHL
“Here is the article.” DHL
October 24, 2019:
We are pleased to announce that Dorota Haber-Lehigh has selected Fairweather House and Gallery to represent her work covering the North coast territory of Seaside-Gearhart-Warrenton and Astoria. Dorota Haber-Lehigh is one of one hundred well-known and widely collected artists being represented. The gallery features a variety of artwork that includes both paintings and sculpture crossing the spectrum from contemporary abstracts to representational subjects.
Learn more about the gallery at http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery. com