Introducing Watercolorist: James Doyle / by Tasha Ostrander

Photo: Tasha Ostrander©2017

Photo: Tasha Ostrander©2017

 

Dr. James Doyle (b. 1959) is an American watercolorist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  He is a painter, musician and author with a PhD. in International studies.  For more than 25 years he has worked on global security issues related to nuclear weapons for the U.S. Department of Energy, the Los Alamos National Laboratory and as a private consultant. His many writings on these subjects can be found in Newsweek, the Wall street Journal, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and the National Interest.

James challenges himself to paint water media in a deep, vibrant key while seeking beauty, balance and craftsmanship.  His influences include Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Andrew Wyeth, Edward Hopper, Charles Burchfield, Milford Zornes, Georgia O’Keefe and Arthur Haddock.  Natural forms, water, skyscapes, the personality of animals and imaginary landscapes are some of the subjects Doyle explores.  He began painting avidly in 2003 and is dedicated to a full life of learning and expression through watercolor. 

Serengeti, 2017, watercolor on Arches watercolor paper, 30 x 22 in.

Serengeti, 2017, watercolor on Arches watercolor paper, 30 x 22 in.

Untitled, 2017, watercolor on Arches watercolor paper, 30 x 22 in.

Untitled, 2017, watercolor on Arches watercolor paper, 30 x 22 in.

Untitled, 2017, watercolor on Arches watercolor paper, 30 x 22 in.