Photograph of Artist DOYLE CHAPPELL
DOYLE CHAPPELL
Chicago, Illinois - United States



Original Artworks (37)

Doyle Chappell; Sisters Together Or Separately, 2003, Original Painting Acrylic, 72 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 detail for hero image...
Doyle Chappell
Original Acrylic Painting, 2003
72 x 48 inches (182.9 x 121.9 cm)
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Doyle Chappell; Ez And Christy, 2020, Original Painting Acrylic, 40 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241 A portrait of love for Valentines day.  These two people become as one spring flower. Loose, and transparent, with vibrant colors, this piece is a force of nature.  ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2020
40 x 40 inches (101.6 x 101.6 cm)
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Doyle Chappell; Lotsie And Rick, 1995, Original Painting Acrylic, 44 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 The vibrant colors, energetic brush work, as well as the loose open areas lend a life force to this painting that seems to move and breath.  The relaxed yet formal attire give a elegant and sensuous presentation of these two dynamic personalities.  Their love for each other ...
Doyle Chappell
Original Acrylic Painting, 1995
44 x 48 inches (111.8 x 121.9 cm)
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Doyle Chappell; Lea, Christian And Lea Le..., 2014, Original Painting Acrylic, 48 x 44 inches. Artwork description: 241        Work by commission only, not for sale.       ...
Doyle Chappell
Original Acrylic Painting, 2014
48 x 44 inches (121.9 x 111.8 cm)
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Doyle Chappell; Velma Baker, 2013, Original Painting Acrylic, 30 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241       Work by commission only, not for sale.      ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2013
30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
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Doyle Chappell; Memories Of Jasons Grandfather, 2013, Original Painting Acrylic, 50 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241      Work by commission only, not for sale.     ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2013
50 x 48 inches (127.0 x 121.9 cm)
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Doyle Chappell; Dr And Mrs David Rebber W..., 2010, Original Painting Acrylic, 72 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241     Work by commission only, not for sale.    ...
Doyle Chappell
Original Acrylic Painting, 2010
72 x 48 inches (182.9 x 121.9 cm)
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Doyle Chappell; Dr  Rebber And Child, 2010, Original Painting Acrylic, 36 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241   Work by commission only, not for sale.  ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2010
36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm)
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Doyle Chappell; Jeff And Joy Young, 2009, Original Painting Acrylic, 34 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241  Work by commission only, not for sale. ...
Doyle Chappell
Original Acrylic Painting, 2009
34 x 48 inches (86.4 x 121.9 cm)
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Doyle Chappell; Barbara, 1972, Original Collage, 48 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241 Barbara' s
Doyle Chappell
Original Collage, 1972
48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
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Doyle Chappell; Walker, 2001, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Fresh, open, receiving, with the freshness of youth, Walker was a challenge to paint....
Doyle Chappell
Original Acrylic Painting, 2001
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Doyle Chappell; Terry And Harriet, 1973, Original Painting Acrylic, 68 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 Fluid
Doyle Chappell
Original Acrylic Painting, 1973
68 x 48 inches (172.7 x 121.9 cm)
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Doyle Chappell; Florence, 1969, Original Collage, 48 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241 A dried leaf, a real butterfly, and a wasp' s nest represent Florence' s love of nature.  Also everyday events in her life, teachers, her father and other major influences in her life are mystically woven into this very spiritual, collage portrait of her....
Doyle Chappell
Original Collage, 1969
48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
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Doyle Chappell; Bob Detail, 1998, Original Painting Acrylic,   inches.
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Original Acrylic Painting, 1998
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Doyle Chappell; Nana, 1970, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241 Delicate fragility, but with contrasting monumental strength, comes through this subtle oil portrait....
Doyle Chappell
Original Oil Painting, 1970
30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
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Doyle Chappell; Bob, 1995, Original Painting Acrylic, 34 x 46 inches. Artwork description: 241 Casual energy flows through pose of body, cloths and hair.  The abstract background is integral part of design....
Doyle Chappell
Original Acrylic Painting, 1995
34 x 46 inches (86.4 x 116.8 cm)
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Doyle Chappell; Lynda Johnson Robb And Da..., 1984, Original Painting Acrylic, 72 x 50 inches. Artwork description: 241 This portraits of Lynda with her girls was commissioned by Lady Bird Johnson.  The girls listened to repeated tapes of
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Original Acrylic Painting, 1984
72 x 50 inches (182.9 x 127.0 cm)
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Doyle Chappell; Germaine Magnuson, 1989, Original Painting Acrylic, 48 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241 Germaine had a show for me in the U. S. Capitol after I painted Senator Warren Magnuson.  Blue is her favorite color.  ...
Doyle Chappell
Original Acrylic Painting, 1989
48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
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Doyle Chappell; Rose And Myrium, 1996, Original Painting Acrylic, 52 x 54 inches.
Doyle Chappell
Original Acrylic Painting, 1996
52 x 54 inches (132.1 x 137.2 cm)
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Doyle Chappell; African Friend, 1987, Original Painting Acrylic, 34 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 Capturing the strength of my friends face and the various textures of his attire was a fun challenge. ...
Doyle Chappell
Original Acrylic Painting, 1987
34 x 48 inches (86.4 x 121.9 cm)
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Artist Statement

DOYLE CHAPPELL is a portrait artist who paints in a distinctively contemporary style, creating colorful works that are the antithesis of dull, ancestral-type portraits. From the beginning of his art studies at the University of Texas, Chappell prefered painting people to other subjects. His sensitive depictions reflect those intangible qualities that motivate and define each individual. Admirers of Chappells portraits have observed that his paintings seem to reflect a kind of inner spirit that expresses much more than the surface appearance. He finds all ages to have special beauty. Although he has created numerous oil portraits, he presently works mostly in acrylic on canvas as that medium most suites the spontanious and painterly brushwork and heavy build up of layers of colors, on top of colors. His works are valued by serious art collectors, and his portraits are included in many private collections. Some of his favorite paintings are of "just plain folks". Among the well known subjects Chappell has painted are Lynda Johnson Robb, daughter of President Lyndon Johnson and wife of Virginia Senator Charles Robb, with her children; Senator and Mrs. Warren Magnuson; and actress Daryl Hannah.

PROCEDURE

Doyle Chappell paints almost exclusively from life, usually completing a portrait in three sittings (per subject), which occur in the subject's home or in the artists studio. The artist needs four or five hours for each sitting and always gauges the sitting to the subjects comfort.

At their first meeting artist, time is spent to get to know the client. Next, Mr. Chappell and the subject discuss clothes that best express their personality. The subject is encouraged to share a little about his or her interests. The artist's approach is relaxed and friendly. In this atmosphere, there is meaningful interaction with the subject, which gives Chappell a fuller perspective of the person he is painting. The subject settles into a natural, relaxed pose, and the painting is begun.

By the second sitting, the overall complexities of the painting begin to evolve, such as body movement and colors. The artist maintains an attitude of spontaneity, as his creative energy propels the painting's rapid development.

At the third meeting, the refinements toward a powerful likeness take shape. The subject shares excitement with the artist as the painting nears completion....