Barbara Doyle (b.1917) - Contemporary Oil, Smiling Female Portrait
A colorful portrait of a kindly looking woman in a purple, double breasted coat on a yellow ground. There is a second portrait on the reverse of the board, showing a matronly woman in a white linen cap. Both paintings are unsigned on board.On board.
The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. There is some wear to the paint at the outer edges of the board.
47.1 x 37.1cm (18.5" x 14.6")Sheet: 51.8 x 41.6cm (20.4" x 16.4")
Sulis Fine Art is proud to present this large and varied collection of oil paintings by the mid Century artist, Barbara Doyle. Doyle's subject matter has great range and depth, with a focus on portraits and floral still lives.
An unusually consistent and signature style was developed early on in her career and stayed with the artist, right through to her most recent works. Doyle uses muted palettes to make flecks of vibrancy stand out all the more against the darker backgrounds. With a 'rough and ready' approach to painting, Doyle has created a body of work that has universal appeal.
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Barbara Doyle was a British artist, born in Halifax, North Yorkshire in 1917. She spent most of her life living on the South Coast of England. She painted her whole life, right into her later years. She was appointed a member of the Arun Society during her career and exhibited widely across the UK, including at prestigious London venues including the Mall Galleries.
|Artist||Barbara Doyle (b.1917)|
|Dimensions||47.1 x 37.1cm|
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