Featured Artist Jacqueline Doyle Allison

Artist Jacqueline Doyle Allison’s abstract portfolio showcases her joyful, optimistic outlook on life. Discover more of her inspirational paintings by visiting her website.

 

abstract expressionist painting by Jacqueline Doyle Allison

“Flash” acrylic on canvas, 20” x 20” x 1.5”

 

I am an American abstract expressionist painter living in the Mountains of North Georgia.

 

Artist Jacqueline Doyle Allison in her studio

Artist Jacqueline Doyle Allison in her studio

 

Through my acrylic paintings, I want to express the joy and zest for life that I feel having survived a life-threatening illness. It is essential for me to share the sense of hope that I discovered within myself during such a difficult time.

 

abstract expressionist painting by Jacqueline Doyle Allison

“Bohemian Rhapsody” acrylic on canvas, 36” x 36” x 2.5”

 

My desire is for each painting to radiate joy to every person who sees it. Ultimately, I would like my art to help instill the knowledge that everyone can tap into their own optimism even—most especially during their darkest hour.

 

abstract expressionist painting by Jacqueline Doyle Allison

“Kaleidoscope” acrylic on canvas, 36” x 36” x 1.5”

 

My paintings are created in series, which allows me to fully explore a subject. It is vital for me to share an inspirational or positive message through my art, so each series focuses on uplifting or cheerful topics.

 

abstract expressionist painting by Jacqueline Doyle Allison

“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” acrylic on canvas, 30” x 30” x 2.5”

 

I am sharing paintings from three series: Sugar Sugar, which is all about love sweet love, Bohemian Rhapsody, which honors iconic and lively song titles, and Kaleidoscope, a series that celebrates our colorful world.

 

abstract expressionist painting by Jacqueline Doyle Allison

“Sugar Kisses” acrylic on canvas, 30” x 30” x 1.5”

 

For each series, I start by painting a sequence of expressive marks on stretched canvas. I then add a layer of acrylic paint and allow the paint to dry.

 

abstract expressionist painting by Jacqueline Doyle Allison

“Sugar Sugar” acrylic on canvas, 40” x 40” x 1.5”

 

My next moves will be in reaction to the previous colors, textures and shapes that appear on the canvas. Using a variety of brushes, palette knives, bottles, sponges and other tools, I paint and then allow the surface to dry before responding to the new image with fresh paint.

 

abstract expressionist painting by Jacqueline Doyle Allison

“Iridescent” acrylic on canvas, 24” x 24” x 1.5”

 

This technique provides many opportunities for surprise combinations and fun interactions that I could not have purposefully created. A back and forth progression continues until I experience, when looking at the painting, the sense of joy that I want to convey to the world.

 

abstract expressionist painting by Jacqueline Doyle Allison

“Learning to Fly” acrylic on canvas, 24” x 24” x 2.5”

 

Along with each series, I write a companion article to further reflect on the inspiration behind the work. I also compose a bi-monthly art/inspiration email, both of which I share with subscribers and on my website.

 

abstract expressionist painting by Jacqueline Doyle Allison

“Jumpin’ Jack Flash” acrylic on canvas, 30” x 30” x 2.5”

 

Near the easel in my studio, I have a piece of paper tacked to the wall which contains only three words: Joy, Freedom, Love. These words embody my creative intention. As I paint, I hope that my brush instills this happy energy into every painting.

 

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