Dec 22 2021

Esther Piazza Doyle Earns Seabrook Island Artist Guild’s Artist Of The Month

By Seabrook Island Artist Guild for The Island Connection

Esther Piazza Doyle, a multi-talented artist who lives full-time on Dewees Island with her husband Jim, uses her art to give much needed money to help the people and animals affected by the fires in Australia. As a big lover of animals both wild and domestic, and a wildlife artist, she was moved by the devastating brush fires in Australia. She has a great passion for multiple mediums which include colored pencils, oils, acrylics, watercolors, mixed media and graphite and charcoal. Her talents cover a wide range of interests from portraits to landscapes, architecture to birds, animals to florals, just to name a few. She also works with raw wood turning bowls with chisels to knitting to scratch art to wood burning. She will demo scratch art at the January meeting. 

Scratchboard art originated in Europe in the 19th century and is a form of direct engraving. 

Under a top layer of black India ink is a layer of kaolin clay on a board. It became popular for illustrations in the 1930s to 1950s. The engraving is accomplished by using a sharp instrument such as an exacto knife or scalpel. Many artists find it to be one of the most challenging mediums and it can be very time consuming. Doyle will be the featured artist at the Seabrook Island Artists Guild meeting at The Lake House on Jan. 18 at 1:30 p.m. 

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