Photo: Caroline Doyle in Bedford, East

Caroline Doyle


It seems to be about going to find 'it' but also letting 'it' just come, whether abstract or figurative, nests or other subjects. Switching off the mind and letting the heart dictate for the flow to happen. The work is something already within, already there in some form' from the surface to deep within. The nests are not alien or new to me but somehow magnetic and startlingly familiar like my soulmate / twin flame. I have a memory of nests. They have captivated me for as long as I can remember.

Le Nid tiède et calme The warm, calm nest ( Ou chante l'oiseau) In which a bird sings (Rappelle les chansons, les charmes) Recalls The songs, the charms, (Le seuil pu ) The pure threshold (De la vielle maison) Of my old home. by Jean Caubère.

Objects, dreams, thoughts all swim in and out of us diffusing the edge of things and us. 'How' and 'where' do we exist? There is a simultaneous state of things within and outside of us. In our minds and in our skin we hold the all the universe and more. Nests are the point of origin, the centre of us. A place to be, older than before time began. Caroline Doyle

Influences include; love; moon light; morning light (dawn); Buddhism; castles; Piero Della Francesca; Phillip Guston; Giorgio Morandi; JMW Turner; Gaston Bachelard; the worlds around and inside me... Art career path is a life long one and have continued to paint since leaving art school, exhibiting in the UK, selling both here and abroad. In 2010 my design based work was published and sold in Liberty of London & continues to do so in various commercial outlets. Printmaking is something I have also been inspired to develop since 2014. I have also recently assisted in a teaching art workshop for children.

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Location Bedford, East
Artforms / type of project Consultancy, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Public Art
Tags Painting, Abstract, Abstract Figuration, Commssion, Teaching