Liz Doyle has been painting for about 20 years since attending a foundation in art course at Aberystwyth University in the late nineties
She has been living in a very rural, rugged location in Donegal in the North West of Ireland since 2007 and this wild and beautiful place has a strong influence on her work. Her studio is a converted stone stable with windows to the West and East and there are skylights that produce a shifting downward block of light, creating angles and light patches that are often absorbed into the structure of her paintings.
Primarily an abstract painter, Doyle loves to explore the boundaries and capabilities of her chosen medium, oil with cold wax. The wax speeds up the drying time of the oils and allows for a build up of layers and the development of an intricate tracery of texture and an unusual perception of depth of field
Processes such as pouring and the taking of ‘prints’ by lifting areas of wet paint from one work and transferring it to another result in vibrant colours and rich surfaces.
Since 2018 Doyle has been represented in the USA by Mark Borghi Fine Art in New York. In Ireland she exhibits in regular solo and group shows at GreenFuse gallery in Westport, County Mayo as well as several other venues around the country. She has recently been accepted as a member of the Ulster Society of Women Artists