Award winning American artist Jacqueline Doyle Allison is known for her colorful and dynamic mixed media paintings.
For over 17 years, Jacqueline has been creating art in metropolitan Atlanta and more recently the North Georgia Mountains, Jacqueline’s paintings draw inspiration from the vivid colors found in nature. The artist’s use of vibrant color and expressive marks can be traced to her childhood in the American Southwest and the influence of Native American art and architecture. Jacqueline is also heavily influenced by a lifelong love of travel which continues to provide fresh inspiration.
Taking an intuitive approach to creating her paintings, Jacqueline forms them layer by layer. By setting aside each layer to dry, the creative process allows time for the painting to “speak” to her about what color or texture is applied next. Jacqueline paints with a variety of artist mediums including acrylic paint, India ink, oil pastel, spray paint, markers and acrylic polymers used for texture. The resulting surface is rich with a sense of depth.
Jacqueline holds a degree in Graphic Design with a minor in Fine Art from Middle Tennessee State University near Nashville. Her artwork resides in corporate and private collections across the United States. She is represented by several regional galleries and has shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions.
Painting is a lifelong calling and passion which has always brought me great comfort and much joy.
A lifetime love of art began during my childhood in the American Southwest and, in some ways, could be called a miracle. My parents were told I might be blind due to a genetic condition. Their fears were unrealized when I was toddler and able to point to particles in a ray of sunlight and say “dust!” Because of this, color and light have always been very important to me and represent the miracle of sight. Growing up surrounded by southwestern Native American art and architecture also made a significant impression and continues to inspire the colors and expressive marks I use in my paintings today.
Sensitive and intuitive since I was a child, dreams have played an important role throughout my life and I often add fragments and hints of images to represent these impressions. As a young adult during a difficult period, I stopped painting entirely. It took a vivid recurring dream to help me realize that painting is essential. The layered method and approach I use to paint helps me create a multi-faceted representation of my own life experience combined with reflections of the world that I see around me.
As an artist, my sincere wish is that you will experience some of the excitement, emotion and personal history I feel when I paint and that this artistic bond helps build a bridge between all the ways that we are different yet very much the same.