Painter John Doherty was born in Kilkenny, Ireland and lives and works in Cork, Ireland. His realist paintings depict nostalgic urban landmarks and coastal nautical scenes. Doherty has held solo exhibitions in Sydney and Melbourne, and internationally in Ireland, the United States and Papua New Guinea. He was artist in residence at the National College of Art in Port Moresby in 1979. His work is held by collections in Australia, Europe and the United States.