Doyle spent 36 years in Corvallis with CH2M as a structural engineer, using the left side of his brain, doing precise drawings and calculations. He retired five years ago, and plans on spending the next 36 years forgetting old habits, loosening-up and exploring the right side. He has taken sketching and watercolor classes from Mark Allison, Edith Harrison and Lavonne Tarbox-Crone in Eugene. He has also taken watercolor workshops from Ted Nuttall, Arne Westerman and Donna Zagotta. His weeks are full; he paints with James Kirk in Monmouth on Mondays, goes to an evening Life Drawing class at OSU on Tuesdays, and paints portraits with a small group in Albany on Thursdays. In addition, during the summers he paints on Wednesdays with the plein-air group Vistas and Vinyards. He also paints in his new studio at home when he has time. Doyle is active in the Watercolor Society of Oregon. He is the WSO Slides & Video Librarian, and has gotten several of his paintings in their shows. He recently won “Best of Show” out of 300+-entries at the WSO show in Brookings. He also active in the Corvallis Art Guild, and Vistas and Vinyards, and is an associate member of the National Watercolor Society and American Watercolor Society.
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