This Week’s Facebook Friday Friend
Who: Doyle Cloyd
As I was scrolling down my friends list, Doyle’s photo caught my eye (the one above). It was kinda obvious that he was an artist, hence the paint on his hand (lol), but I wanted to know exactly what he did. While going through his websites, I became very impressed with his work, so I wanted to share.
DOYLE has been a featured Artist of the National Black Arts Festival (Atlanta,GA), the featured MOJA Festival Artist (Charleston,SC) for 4 years since 2005 and a prominent artist in the Atlanta area. His artwork has been featured in various solo and group exhibitions in venues through out the country including the LV Gallery, Apex Museum and Douglasville Cultural Arts Center in Georgia. He has received acclaim and awards from involvement in the Atlanta Fulton County Arts Program. He was also the recipient of the Fel-Pro Art Award and the Forest Park Township Art Award.
This wonderful artist enhanced his innate techniques through studies at the Atlanta College of Art and the American College of Art. Although a proud Chicago, IL native, he currently resides in Atlanta, GA.
Essentially, a culmination of style, grace and originality. He is a highly celebrated multi-media artist, well known for his vivid and striking acrylic, watercolor and oil paintings, handcrafted clay and ceramic sculptures, and brilliant airbrush techniques. Inspired by personal life experiences, DOYLE has developed a unique style for abstracts, abstract mannerisms and reflections of urban imagery.
He also has a development program for children called, “Jazzy Jellybeans”…Love the Name!! As written on the site:
“Jazzy Jellybeans” is a development program designed to ameliorate and enhance a child’s positive self-image, self-esteem and to introduce him/her to the joy of self-expression. The children are encouraged to explore the imagination by creating colorful art to the sounds of jazz.
They are sure to have lots of fun while building a lifetime of useful skills and memories.
Doyle I just wanted to say, “Your art is amazing and I admire and respect what you are doing with the children; It’s needed! I pray that God continues to “Bless your Hands” (literally) hahaha, and that you have everything you need to elevate you to the next level of your career.”
Until the next time stay, “Beautiful, Sassy, and Sophisticated!”
Shemmyla Green aka Ms. Sophisticated