October Gallery 2012 Artist Patricia Doyle Shares From the Heart

The exhibit runs at Enumclaw City Hall from Oct. 3 through Nov. 6.

Enumclaw artist Patricia Doyle’s paintings portray a broad visual scene. She collects and reacts to images, objects, people, and places that inspire her painterly expressions. Patricia is a representational painter who has accomplished many very successful paintings. Patricia Doyle is an Arts Alive Gallery artist with a great selection of work available for purchase in the Enumclaw Arts Alive! Gallery.

Artist Statement

Being a military wife, I was able to take advantage of international instructors, and I was exposed to many different techniques and mediums in my artistic career.

Beginning in 1964 in Iran, I painted with the artist “Hannabel.” Later, in Darmstadt, Germany, I studied with Herr Schmidt. I was fortunate to study under many different instructors and artists in Texas, Oklahoma, and California.
The two most important artists who have had the greatest influence on my painting would be Don Stewart, who I studied with in Mexico, and at present, Elaine Lynest, with Arts Alive.

I believe that a finished piece of artwork has captured some of that individual artist’s heart and soul. And thus, like giving birth, it is a new and one of a kind creation.


Born in Austin, Texas, Patricia grew up in the small town of Granger, where her grandparents lived. She attended the University of Texas and met and married her husband, Leo Doyle, who was in flight school at the time. Together, they had four children, traveling and residing all over the world including Iran, Europe, Mexico, and the United States.

It wasn’t until Patricia was living in Iran that she realized her passion for art and began to experiment with oil painting. She continued to develop her talent, taking art classes in Iran and continuing this love of art for the next fifty years.
After retirement, Patricia and Leo moved to Mexico where they stayed for 6 years. While there, Patricia attended art school at the Instituto de Allende, which later became a branch of the Art Institute of Chicago. She also studied with the famous portrait painter, Don Stewart, at his studio in San Miguel. During that time, she was commissioned to exhibit her artwork in a one-woman show at the Bellas Artiste. Following the death of her husband, Patricia moved to Enumclaw to be close to her daughter and son-in-law.

Through the Arts Alive community, she has made numerous friends and acquaintances and continues to paint and exhibit at the Arts Alive! Gallery.

Gallery 2012 is located in the Council Chambers at Enumclaw City Hall. 1339 Griffin Ave. Enumclaw, WA 98022. Hours for the exhibition space are 9:30 a. m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Enumclaw City Hall is closed on national holidays. The gallery is closed to the public on Tuesday of each week for municipal court proceedings. For More Information, please call Enumclaw Cultural Programs office at 360-802-0239.


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