About the Artist

Photo of the artist, Jacqueline Doyle Allison
Jacqueline Doyle Allison
Photo by Dinah Sutton Photography, https://www.dinah.biz


Jacqueline Doyle Allison is an abstract painter who was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She received her BS specializing in graphic design and fine art from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Currently she lives in the mountains of north Georgia with her husband.

Her paintings have been widely shown in juried solo and group exhibitions in the United States including those at Ferst Center for the Arts, Atlanta, Georgia; Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, Georgia; Roswell Visual Arts Center, Roswell, Georgia; Bowen Center for the Arts, Dawsonville, Georgia and Abernathy Arts Center, Sandy Springs, Georgia.

She is the recipient of international awards including finalist in the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights 2015 Bioethics Art Competition, “Express the Gift of Healing: Body, Mind and Spirit.” In addition, her works are in corporate and private collections throughout the United States including The Boston Consulting Group, Atlanta, Georgia, Emory University Hospital’s Winship Cancer Center, Atlanta, Georgia; Medical Information Technology, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia; and Applied Technical Services, Inc., Marietta, Georgia.

Her work has been published in Professional Artist Magazine, American Artwork, Still Point Arts Quarterly; Studio Visit, ArtAscent; Open: Journal of Arts & Letters; and A Walk into Abstracts. She also illustrated the book Healing Beauty~Artistry for the Soul.

Debi Lamb, Gallery Owner of The Art House Gallery in Atlanta, stated: “Jacqueline Doyle Alison's inspired contemporary works are much like the artist herself - very personal, textural & deeply moving - a collection that soars and still draws the viewer in. Her works lets you know the artist has a rich and interesting life - played out on canvas. I adore knowing Jacqueline more deeply through her body of visually stimulating works - yet, resting in them as well. A very delicate balance..."




Artist Statement

Through my paintings, I want to convey my joy and happiness in being alive after surviving a life-threatening illness.  It is very important to me to express a delight with life and evoke the freedom and wonder of a renewed sense of well-being, as well as offering inspiration and hope.

I create art in series to more fully explore a theme. I start with a layer of texture by making expressive marks on canvas, then add acrylic paint in single layers. I use a variety of brushes, bottles, sponges and other tools to paint bold color combinations and vivid patterns. This method offers fun surprises when spontaneous interactions form unique compositions.  

Eventually, when I experience the pleasure and enjoyment that I want to communicate to the world, I know the painting is complete.