Karen Doyle


“Create” folded book art by Mary Bottita

“Read” folded book art by Mary Bottita

 

Sketching and pondering from Karen Doyle

 

Turtle by Paul Brent. C/. 2020

 

Seahorse by Paul Brent. C./ 2020 By

 

Ghost net basket turning inward by Emily Miller C./ 2020

Ghost net basket series. Spring 2020 by Emily Miller

“I’m also working on a wall piece with about 1,000 tiny chips of plastic. The title of the piece is Anthropocene and it’s inspired by the idea that our human impact on the earth has become so significant that it will be written in the fossil record.”  Emily Miller

Reposting  Fairweather Gallery March 15, 2020:

In order to protect the health and safety our guests, our community, and our staff the Gallery is closing its doors to visitors through April.

 

“Artists and those that support the arts have a unique sensitivity in the ability to pivot and meet needs that enlighten and inform, in my opinion.”  D. Fairweather, galleriest

 

Jan and Jay Barber, Mayor of Seaside, introducing wildlife photographer Neal Maine.

 

Neal Maine presenting a signed ArcticLight photograph to Nancy Holmes, lucky raffle winner.

 

Karen Doyle, Fresh Start featured artist,  with Saundra, Art Walk hostess, lecturing about her art painted for the exhibition.

 

Dorota Haber-Lehigh, Fresh Start featured artist, with Joan, Art Walk hostess, lecturing about her art created for the exhibition.

 

Gayle H. Seely, Fresh Start featured artist, with Kathy, Art Walk hostess, lecturing about her art created for the exhibition.

Neal Maine,  Seaside/ Gearhart naturalist, lectured about the new and fresh frames for a series of juvenile eagle images captured in the local habitat.

 

A poised and composed Shirley 88  caught in a pause from playing LIVE during the evening affair.

 

Fresh tidbits: grapes, pineapples, jelly cookies, sugar wafers, sponge cake, kisses, chocolate mints and sugar cookies. Thanks to K. Bowman, Fairweather’s Director of Hospitality.

 

Revealing a fresh take on Neal Maine’s famous “Elk Run” photo.  Custom order in a 38×48 size finished through a lot of collaboration with a fellow gallery owner from Necanicum Gallery. Indeed, the project involved more than four people  working together to complete the goal of enlarging an iconic image from the local habitat.  This image by Neal Maine, nature photographer, was published in the May-June 2015 issue of Bugle magazine (published by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation). It is pictured in the story printed on page 62 about Gearhart, OR; which is #6 on the list of top ten “elkiest” places in America. The article is titled: Greetings from Elk City USA, pages 56-68. Neal Maine, a former educator,  devotes his time to observing the local wildlife and raising habitat awareness.

 

Fresh Start Exhibition and Sale

Through March 25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, OR  97138

“This exhibit’s  expectation lies in its possibility to present fresh, new perspectives, inspiration, experiences, reflection and even the possibility for transcendence in some way. Indeed, the meaning of “fresh start” is: the beginning of a new period or step,”   D. Fairweather, gallerist.

http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

Photos by Kemy Kay Kjemhus.

 

“Cliff” 30×36 oil on canvas by Karen Doyle

 

“Cotton Candy” 8×8 oil on panel with gold under-painting by Karen Doyle

 

“Respite” 11×14 oil on panel with cold wax by Karen Doyle

 

“I wanted to start fresh with new coastal paintings in 2020.   The three new painting have gone through multiple revisions to arrive at their final state. I have been creating abstract impressionist coastal landscapes inspired by my photos and my imagination.  My paintings start out tonal and sometimes turn to dramatic scenes.  My primary medium is oils and this time I’ve added cold wax layers, or under-paintings of silver and gold.  This new body of work evokes a strong sense of place along an imagined or real coastline; my hope is that you immerse yourself in these scenes and get lost in this coastal world.

Oil on canvas, en Plein Air (outdoors) and in my home studio, I paint luminous, impressionist landscapes of Oregon and places I visit.  I paint with palette knife and brush, often beginning with a few pencil lines to mark my chosen composition, then blocking in large areas of color with a brush.  As the composition unfolds, I build up buttery, thick impasto layers with a palette knife, often scraping up multiple puddles of paint in one stroke and smearing them across the canvas.  My impressionist landscapes are border on abstraction, and always reflect the intense feelings I get from observing ordinary beauty.”  Karen Doyle

Associations and Memberships:

Alla Prima Portland

American Impressionist Society

American Women Artists

Arts Council of Lake Oswego

Nike Artists Community

Phi Beta Kappa Society

Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Society for Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts

Art by Karen Doyle on display with art glass, linen shawls, **faux bois picture frames and vintage wood turned candlesticks.

 

Q: What is faux bois, you ask?

A: Faux bois (from the French for false wood) refers to the artistic imitation of wood or wood grains in various media.

 

For fun posts from  the artist, go to Karen Doyle FB and karen_paints(Instagram).

 

Karen Doyle, artist, lectured during the opening reception of Fresh Start at Fairweather’s on March 7.

Through March 25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

 “A Fresh Start” featuring artists Toni Avery, Bill Baily, Karen Doyle, Christine Downs, Bob Heath, Dorota Haber-Lehigh, Gayle H. Seely and Bill Shumway.

Karen Doyle is an award-winning Pacific Northwest impressionist oil painter. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UC San Diego with minors in Visual Arts and Philosophy.  She earned a Certificate in Fine Art from the Pacific Northwest College of Art and has continued to study with local artists and participate in Plein Air events.   

 

“The exhibit’s expectation lies in its possibility to present fresh, new perspectives, inspiration, experiences, reflection and even the possibility for transcendence in some way.”

Read more at http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Fun Fact: Karen Doyle is a Software Engineering Manager at Nike.

 

Artist Bill Baily.

 

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A FINE LINE slideshow.  Images by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

 

“Anticipation” oil by Karen Doyle.

 

Karen Doyle paints to express the intense feelings she gets from looking at ordinary beauty – the trees in all the seasons. Her oil paintings are filled with juicy color and texture.

 

Karen Doyle, artist, with her art and opening reception hostess @ Fairweather’s.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

“A FINE LINE”  an exhibition of representational and non-representational works of art. Working with different media the selected artists experiment with linear mark making in its widest sense. Each artist produced works inspired by places and spaces in the natural environment.

Featuring regional artists: Sharon Abbott-Furze, Bill Baily, Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Karen Doyle, Bob Kroll, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Carolyn Lindberg, Emily Miller, Christine Trexel, and Russell J. Young.

 

“What do you anticipate? I anticipate the coming season, cooler crisper air, fog and bare trees. A Fine Line pulls me into the images of trees with their delicate branches and handsome trunks. The details of their bark, the veins of their leaves, their fine lines that emerge with fall season, they reveal themselves and that is when I believe they are the most beautiful.” Karen Doyle

Welcoming coastal artists Rebecca Herren and Dorota Haber-Lehigh.

Introducing emerging artists Ray Althaus and W. T.  Brown.

 

http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery. com

 

Fun Facts:

Karen Doyle is an award-winning professional fine artist who creates modern impressionistic paintings en Plein Air (out of doors) and in her studio.

An artist since childhood, Karen began formal art instruction in oils and pastels at age 13.

She obtained a Certificate in Fine Art at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in 1998.

 

Associations and Memberships:

Alla Prima Portland

American Impressionist Society

Arts Council of Lake Oswego

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association

NIKE Artists Network

Phi Beta Kappa Society

Teaching and Demonstrations

 

Grace Note:

“I am a colorist, so monotone lines are pretty unusual for me!  See you on the 5th of October.”  Karen

 

“Ocean Ears”

Nike Beach Dog named Stevie

7×5” original oil on panel by Karen Doyle

 

“Making Friends”

Nike Beach Dog named Daphne

8×8” original oil on panel by Karen Doyle

 

Karen Doyle paints to express the intense feelings she gets from looking at ordinary beauty – the trees in all the seasons, hillsides, coastlines, and vineyards.  As a dog lover, she is drawn to paint those adorable creatures.

Her oil paintings are filled with juicy color and texture.  Karen’s art is influenced by the light of the California Bay Area where she grew up, and the Pacific Northwest which has been her home for over 25 years.   Karen enjoys sharing her paintings with the local community as much as she can.  

About the artist:

Karen Doyle is an award-winning professional fine artist who creates modern impressionistic paintings en Plein Air (out of doors) and in her studio.  An artist since childhood, Karen began formal art instruction in oils and pastels at age 13.  She studied art during high school and college, and obtained a Certificate in Fine Art at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in 1998.

Associations and Memberships

  • Alla Prima Portland
  • American Impressionist Society
  • Arts Council of Lake Oswego
  • Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
  • NIKE Artists Network
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society

Teaching and Demonstrations

  • Alla Prima with Oils, LEAD Conference, Nike, Oregon – October 2018
  • Outdoor Painting for Beginners, LEAD Conference, Nike, Oregon – October 2018

Live Art Fundraising

  • The World is Your Canvas, Live painting for French American International School Annual Gala, Portland Oregon – April 2017

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

 “Portraiture” featuring regional artists Leah Kohlenberg, Susan Romersa, Patricia Clark-Finley, Rebecca Gore, Mike Mason and Russell J. Young.

“Nike Beach Dogs” is a new series of portraits by Karen Doyle.  Inspired by a photograph of a co-worker’s dog at the beach, Karen solicited doggy beach photos from Nike employees, inspiring these paintings depicting dogs enjoying the fantastic Oregon Coast.

Introducing new emerging artists Tamara Watanabe and Vanessa K. Stokes.

The art selected is a debut exhibition contemplating character in portrait drawings and oil sketches displaying the relationship between artist and sitter as its central subject,” D. Fairweather, gallerist.

 

 

 

Q: What are some interesting facts about the artist, you ask?

A: Karen Doyle has participated in multiple Plein Air paint outs, competitions and workshops, attends the annual Plein Air Convention, and paints in her home studio.  She balances her artistic career with the work of raising two children along with her supportive husband, and working as a Software Engineering Manager at Nike Inc. in Beaverton, Oregon.

 

Photo collage by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer.

Fairweather’s opening reception of “Portraiture”

Exhibition view through May 29

Top: Kathy B., Art Walk hostess with emerging artist  Vanessa K. Stokes; artist Deirdra Doan with an artist friend.

Bottom: Katie, Art Walk hostess with artist Karen Doyle talking about her pet portraiture art with her fur-friend; and artist Leah Kohlenberg discussing  her “Portraiture” Exhibition art and Katie.

To see more about the doggie paintings by Karen, go to:

https://karendoylefineart.com/workszoom/2602545https://karendoylefineart.com/workszoom/2602546/silly-sawkinshttps://karendoylefineart.com/workszoom/2616540/two-doggies

Update: Two Nike dog portraits SOLD at Faiweather’s.

Grace note received.

“Wow!  I just opened your card.  Your words are wonderfully strong and powerful, and made me feel amazing!  Thank you so much for your generosity of support, and the opportunity.  I will pass the Ode to the Tides exhibit info along to my Nike friends, especially the two coming out to pick up their doggie portraits. I know that there is room for the doggies through July “Make Waves” as we discussed.  I would be honored by an invitation to show new art in your beautiful space in the coming months. With gratitude, Karen