Today we’d like to introduce you to Jacqueline Doyle Allison.
Hi Jacqueline Doyle, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
Thank you for the opportunity to share a little about my art. I am an abstract expressionist painter living in the Mountains of North Georgia. My husband and I moved north of Atlanta several years ago after many years of urban living. We love the slower pace, the beautiful mountain scenery and the small-town lifestyle.
My paintings are expressionistic in style and always have a positive or uplifting theme. This fall, I completed my latest series, Saving Faith, which was inspired by the experience of living through these unprecedented times. There are nine total paintings in the series, and the title painting – Saving Faith – was sold almost immediately. This made me so happy as I feel the theme really resonated with collectors.
Currently, I am working on nine new paintings for my series titled High Spirits, which is about keeping our sense of optimism. High Spirits is a sort of continuation or expansion of the Saving Faith paintings. A fun new idea for this series is to paint four 24×24” canvases in a square which forms a large, 48×48” painting. I always enjoy trying new concepts; processes and techniques and believe it helps keep my art fresh and exciting.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
For me, obstacles and challenges often get turned into creative opportunities. Saving Faith is a perfect example of how I try to make lemonade out of lemons. During the pandemic, I used the extra time to produce several painting series as well as an entire collage collection devoted to inspiring others during the lockdowns. It is my belief that we can choose how we respond to any situation, and, from my perspective, it is a much happier life If I choose to look for the positive.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
My paintings are abstract and are created intuitively. This genre is called “abstract expressionism” and was made famous by artists like Jackson Pollock and Joan Mitchell. It is very interesting to hear people comment on what they “see” in my paintings. From a bicycle to hearts and angels, individuals have commented on certain areas within my work. I use acrylic paint on gallery wrapped canvas (no staples showing on the edges) so all paintings are ready to hang either with or without a frame.
Can you share something surprising about yourself?
Long before I started painting abstracts, I drew and painted in a realistic manner. After a time, I became tired of reproducing what was directly in front of me and challenged myself to pull from my own imagination as a source of inspiration. To date, I have never become bored painting abstractly. I keep a creative journal and jot down ideas for future works as thoughts come to me.
In closing, my artistic vision is: “My paintings view the world through a lens of optimism and joy and express my intention to share a message of inspiration and hope through my art.”
Thank you for taking to time to learn a little about my art.
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