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Katherine Doyle, oil & pastel artist, Newcastle

katherine doyleKatherine Doyle was born in San Francisco and attended the University of Louvain in Belgium, and received her BFA through studies at the American University in Washington D.C. and at Studio Simi in Florence, Italy. Doyle has exhibited throughout the country and internationally including the Portland Museum of Art in Maine, the Frye Museum in Seattle, Washington, the Museum of Modern Art in Verona, Italy and the Museum of Modern Art in Oostend, Belgium. Locally, she was a focal point in the New England College's 2002 exhibition entitled "New Hampshire Women, New Hampshire Landscape", and at the New Hampshire Institute of Art as part of the 2001 exhibition "Regional Choices". Additionally, her work is a held by a number of public and private collections including, the Arkansas Center for the Arts in Little Rock, Arkansas, the Bank of New York, New York, New York, and Fidelity Investments in Merrimack, New Hampshire. "I organize eachwork on the basis that different characters in the painting reflect different facets of the personality.

doyle artworkInevitably, a picture is as much a self-portrait as it is an exploration of others," explains Doyle, "The images are an amalgam of rational thought, imagination, and whisperings from the unconscious. Other vital elements in the brew include fragments from my models' lives and my relationships with them." She concludes her artist statement with a quote from Joseph Campbell, "It is the business of the artist to re-interpret myth from [her] own time." For a closer look at Katherine Doyle's work and professional career visit

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