Join us for Art in Old Town Anacortes 

Come view Dee Doyle's Gallery at Red Salon Aveda from 6:00-9:00 in the evening. 

Skagit County Artist and Art Instructor

Dee Doyle Artist Statement


My daily art journey begins with “What if?” Seeking, risking, and making art, and sharing joys, challenges, successes and lessons learned, I paint with acrylics, watercolors, wax and mixed media.  


Each time I pick up a brush I am learning something new … about the medium, color, design, and composition.  My intention is to explore ideas and techniques and push myself beyond my comfort zone. When something in my paintings works, I want to share my excitement and successes with students and patrons.  When something in my paintings isn’t working, it’s back to the drawing board, but I share those challenges with students as well.


I teach in several Senior Centers in Skagit County. Am pleased to have just had an exhibit of Student Art at MoNA called “Creativity Through Art in Later Years” of twenty-nine student works.  I periodically do demos and workshops for groups and others. As well, I show and sell my work at regional art shows, art walks, and local galleries, currently at the Whatcom Art Museum Lightcatcher Museum Store.


To those who ask what my favorite medium is, I tell them whichever one I am working with at the moment! I attend local life-drawing sessions as often as possible, and enjoy figurative painting.  As well, I paint that which pleases me in my environment. Am not sure I have a “style,” but I am influenced by Impressionists and Expressionists who are a bit edgy.   It’s all about creating the illusion and not filling in too many lines!




Blog:  Dee Doyle Art and Soul



Shows and Awards including but not limited to:


Skagit Artists Together ~ Studio Tours  2014- 2018

Art’s Alive! La Conner WA Maple Hall, town of La Conner Invitational 2011-2017 

Museum of Northwest Art Auctions, 2011- 2018 La Conner, WA

Emerging Artist, 2013 Art’s Alive! Maple Hall, La Conner, WA

Whatcom Art Guild Ski to Sea Art Show 2011 ~ First Place Watercolor, and Second Place Acrylics 

ALN Tulip Festival Art Bash poster and flyers in 2011.  

ALN Tulip Festival Art Bash poster and flyers in 2012


Periodic Awards for Artist of the Month in various clubs

Participated in annually in ALN, SAT and WAG seasonal shows


Lightcatcher Museum Store, Bellingham, WA 2014-2018

Smith & Vallee Gallery, Edison, WA, periodic invitational shows, currently in Flight of Fancy Show February 2018

Lincoln Theatre Art Bar, Mount Vernon, WA 2015- 2018 Periodic month-long solo shows

Feathered Friends, La Conner, Spring 2018

Pave’ Jewelry, Mount Vernon, Solo Show February 2018

Front Gallery, Two women show April, 2017

Caffee Jubilee ~ La Conner, WA  2013-2016

Eclectic Impressions ~co-op Anacortes, WA 2011-2014

Art Market ~ co-op sponsored by the Whatcom Art Guild ~ Fairhaven [Bellingham],WA

Ann Hardee Gallery, La Conner, WA 2014 

French Shop by Christine, La Conner WA 2014-2016