Anne Farrall Doyle

Anne Farrall Doyle was born and educated in Cheshire, England where she studied at Stockport College of Art. She then worked in an Advertising Agency in Manchester after which she began her career as an Illustrator, acquiring a London Agent, she worked on many prestigious accounts in Advertising and Publishing, and gained a wide reputation as a Figurative and Fashion Artist.

During this time Anne lived and worked in Spain, Paris, Munich and Los Angeles, a love of travel taking her to many countries. She eventually moved to St. Ives, Cornwall to concentrate on her painting, moving in time to Sussex, where amongst other things she opened an Art department at the Pestalozzi School teaching children from Nepal, Tibet and India who benefiting from their all round education returned to their countries.

In 1996 Anne moved to Ireland, living in the countryside with her animals, enjoying the peace and solitude. Anne travelled widely around Ireland during this time, gaining inspiration for her paintings. Whilst the countryside has always been an inspiration, Anne was intent on people lost in private moments, musical bars, horse fairs, and the inevitable joyous occasions. She ran various Art workshops, something she enjoys enormously.

In 2003, Anne was invited to represent Ireland as one of six Artists at the Florence Biennial: she was also honoured to have six of her designs chosen by Irish stamps for their Europa and Comhaltas Ceoltori Eireann editions, wining a European award for the last one. In 2008 she was chosen Professional Artist of the Year for a painting executed in Ireland “The Galway Juggler”.

Anne is now living in Devon and at present her work seems to be largely influenced by Beaches, here and Brittany, Devon countryside and memories.