Artwork > Paint

My paintings are one of the primary ways in which I document my dreaming and waking relationships with living things. My artistic process usually begins with observational, literary and artistic research, which I use as inspiration to produce sketches created from memory and life. These sketches then inform my painted images and other works. As my paintings evolve layer by layer, I welcome elements of chance and accident so that the final product is often a surprise even to me. My methodology is thus a melding of research, dreaming, fluke and the magic that happens along the way. My paintings are an expression of my empathy for ugly and under-loved creatures of the Earth and of imagined realms. I think of the figure-ground relationships in my paintings as a goulash in my cauldron, where the boundaries between portrait and landscape dissolve. I paint worlds where foregrounds and backgrounds shift so that environments and inhabitants melt in and out of each other in a spirit of trickery.

Suckerfish
oil on canvas
14"x14"
2016
Mother and Child
oil on canvas
16" x 20"
2017
Legs
oil on canvas
16" x 20"
2017
Bloom
oil on canvas
12"x12"x3"
2015
Myopic Mary
oil on oak panel
18"x24"
2016
Walking the line
oil on panel
11"x14"
2017
Selfie-motivated
oil on canvas
8" x 10"
2014
Femme in in
oil on canvas
4' x 4'
2014
Boobsandinks
oil on canvas
30"x40"
2014
Witches Beard
Oil on Linoleum
1'x1'
2014
Spacefish
Oil on Linoleum
1'x1'
2014
Decompost(modern)
oil on board
11" x 13"
2014
Cloudbursting
oil on canvas
8" x 10"
2014
Pene-trait
oil on canvas
16" x 16"
2014
Roped into it
rock climbing rope, acrylic paint
2013
Alexis Boyle painting
oil on oak panel
18" x 24"
2012
Alexis boyle painting
oil on canvas
10" x 12"
2012
Alexis Boyle painting
oil on oak panel
20” x 24”
2012
Celestial Bodies
Oil on linoleum
1'x1'
2014
Lady in Waiting
Oil on linoleum
1' x 1'
2014
Tunnel Vision
Oil on canvas
16" x 12"
2014
Greymatter
oil on masonite
8.5" x 13.5"
2014
Three Figures
oil on oak panel
2011
Alexis Boyle painting
oil on canvas
16" x 32"
2012
The Kiss
oil on canvas
6"x6"
2014
Guranium
oil on canvas
3" x 4"
2014
Alexis Boyle painting
oil on oak panel
18” x 24”
2012
Alexis Boyle painting
oil on canvas and board
22” x 25”
2012
Alexis Boyle painting
oil on canvas and board
22” x 25”
2012
Alexis Boyle painting
oil on canvas
40” x 46”
2012
Alexis Boyle Artist
oil on canvas
12" x 8"
2011
Alexis Boyle
oil on canvas
11” x 14”
2012
Alexis Boyle painting
oil on oak panel
18" x 24"
2012
Alexis Boyle painting
oil on oak panel
18" x 24"
2012
Spring and Summer
oil on panel
2009
alexis boyle
oil on canvas, sequins
2' x 2'
2010