Kathleen Doyle Cook

91 Bishop Lamy Rd, Lamy, NM 87540

505.629.8030

kdoylecook@gmail.com   www.kdcfinearts.com

 

Artist’s Statement

Doyle Cook’s work reflects a transition from her sensory landscapes to latent message paintings which lead to pure non-figurative, Abstract Expressionism.  Inherent in all the works are sensuous surfaces created from the act of painting, evolving from color, composition and the energy produced by layers of media and brushwork.  These images invite an exploration of levels of awareness and cannot dictate the viewer’s response because they have evolved in the abstract without preconception.  Frequently the titles of these works have their roots in the book Your True Home by Thich Nhat Hanh.

Background:

B.S. Art Education, State University of New York at New Paltz

Ontario College of Art (further studies)

Massachusetts College of Art (further studies)

Career:

Taught art, world cultures and process based learning at Andover High School (Andover, MA) from 1972 to 2004

Doyle Cook Design Consultants – consulting in interior and architectural design since 1998

Co-founder “Re-forming the Classroom” – an educational consulting group run by teachers for teachers since 2000

Recent Shows:

Numerous shows at New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM since 2010

MPG Contemporary Gallery, 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA May 2008

MPG Contemporary Gallery, 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA February 2007

Jon Barrett Gray Fine Art, Manchester, MA October and November 2006

Cambridge Art Association, February 2003, Juried show “Passion”

Alper’s Fine Art Gallery, Andover, MA

Firehouse Gallery, Newburyport Individual show from Nov. – Dec. 2003

Front cover jacket for Merrimack Literary Review, published in 2004

Doyle Cook’s works are in various private collections and in the corporate collection of: William A. Berry & Son, Inc in Danvers, MA and Verenium Corporation., Cambridge, MA.

Works can be seen at:

New Concept Gallery, Ann Hosfeld: www.newconceptgallery.com

MPG Contemporary Gallery, Michael Price:  www.mpgallery.net