Dennis Doyle

Plein Air Artist /Impressionist

Dennis, a life-long resident of Weymouth, MA, was educated in public schools and at
Massachusetts College of Art.  He is a licensed merchant mariner working on tugboats,
where he plies his trade upon creeks and rivers, bays and harbors, inland waterways
and coastal routes, from Maine to Louisiana.  Recent sea assignments have included
dredging off of the Jersey Shore, Long Island NY, Outer Banks NC, Tybee Island Savana
GA, Norfolk VA, and the Delaware River.

“I developed an early affinity for drawing that grew into a lifelong love for painting.  My
Mass Art tuition was paid with wages earned on the local clam-flats (Weymouth,
Hingham & Hull), and from lobster and gill-net fishing on Stellwagen Bank in
Massachusetts Bay.  I’ve never had a traditional job and don’t expect I ever will – I’m a
water-man by trade, with a passion for paint.  I have a small studio but I’m hardly ever
there except to drop off or fetch some paintings.  I prefer to work outside in the elements
and before what matters.  On the boat my paint bag is a stowaway, I’m prepared to
chase the light and answer inspiration’s call with a quick painting, anywhere anytime, up
and down this entire coast.  I’m fortunate.  Art is interpretation and presentation of this
life, and plein air painting is its body and sole”


“Eskers Flooded Marsh at Highnoon, (Winterlight)”