Born in Coventry, and educated at the the City of Coventry Boarding School, Paul Doyle left school at 16 in order to train as an apprentice draughtsman.
Paul Doyle's first love however is, and has always been, painting. In fact, on leaving school he lied about his age and entered the Herbert Art Gallery's open exhibition for aged eighteen and over, in Coventry. Even at this tender age Paul Doyle had two of his three works accepted, one of which was singled out for particular praise by the then Lord Mayor of Birmingham.
Paul Doyle tried to further his education by taking night school classes, to study art as an A-level. This was to be short lived as, by the third lesson, the art teacher had given up, informing Paul that he should be teaching the class, not studying in it.
|Cats and Dogs by Paul Doyle|
1998 was a great year for Paul Doyle with the release of a further five prints in the spring, all becoming hot sellers. This is no accident, and it is not just down to raw talent, with which Paul is well endowed. Paul Doyle is hard working, and a realist. Paul understands that great art is not created overnight, and that simply creating a pretty picture is not enough. Great things are set to come from Paul Doyle! 1999 saw Paul's first major sell out, 'Dog Tyred' which went in less than three months.
The Millennium has started well for Paul Doyle becoming a finalist for The Fine Art Trade Guild 'Up and Coming Artist of the Year' and his follow up to 'Dog Tyred'; 'Up Periscope' went the same way as it's predecessor. Paul Doyle has also been commissioned to produce five sets of collectors plates over the next eighteen months for Danbury Mint, while the sales of Paul's paintings seem to have exploded! If all that isn't enough, Paul Doyle achieved considerable acclaim in Mexico where he demonstrated in Mexico City.
This is a comment by Dave Irish
" Hi PaulPaul helped organise the school reunion in 2000 which was a great event with lots of ex pupils attending. It included a sit down meal in the dining room and a gathering/disco at the local golf course in the evening. Many ex students/teachers attended the gathering including Mr Walker who helped with the event, contacting a number of ex teachers including Mr Plaice, Mr Chopping, Mr Hinchcliffe and many more. I know Paul has been incredibly successful as an artist, paintings of dogs being his particular specialty. Previously he had a studio in a village outside Coventry before moving to a converted barn somewhere in Lincolnshire. I met Paul not long before the reunion and we organised a number events at The Royal Oak, Earlsdon, courtesy of Ray Evitts. Paul's enthusiasm along with a number of others who worked tirelessly in Coventry to contact ex students through local radio etc made the event possible, apologies for not remembering names.
Dave Irish "