Art Wednesday: By request
I was asked the other day by one of my readers if I liked D'Arcy Doyle as it was her favourite - I didn't know much about this artist so I thought why not - once in a while do a "by request" and here is my first. My favourite painting is the one above.
D'Arcy William Doyle (1932–2001)
A painter of Australian landscapes and historical scenes
Aged 18 years, Doyle joined the Royal Australian Navy with some friends and served for seven years, seeing active service in the Korean War. After finishing in the navy, Doyle worked as a painter and sign writer. In 1961, he found the confidence to become an artist on a full-time basis. He was completely self-taught as an artist.
Influenced by Norman Rockwell, the well-known American illustrator, d'Arcy Doyle gives us a nostalgic impression of post-war Brisbane and Ipswich as he recalls it.
The Kite Fliers
Dad wasn't ready
Old Gum Trees
Sir Donald and His Trusty Blade