The John C. Doyle Art Gallery has been in business for over 40 years, as Mr. Doyle began painting with many other local Charleston painters in the 1970’s when there were no galleries in Charleston.
He eventually began selling out of his home and famous studio on King Street in the 1980’s, and then went on to open his own solo gallery at 54 Broad St. for many years while helping others in the art community do the same. Mr. Doyle passed away in November 2014 after completing well over 2000 paintings in his prolific career.
It was his specific wish for the gallery to continue on with his namesake, and to add other skilled artists to celebrate his legacy. We have been located at 125 Church St. since 2008, and offer many original oils, sketches, and photography by Mr. Doyle, as well as over 200 high quality reproductions on canvas in all of the various subjects he painted – from blue hydrangeas to blues musicians. The gallery will be closing permanently on March 31st, 2023 in order to fulfill Mr. Doyle's final wishes to endow two local charities per his will and testament.
Until that date, we are honored to represent 8 other local, national, and international artists; including fellow Charleston artists Margaret Petterson and Anne Maree Lawrence. Margaret’s vibrant original oils and unique mixed media monotypes reflect the Lowcountry in a kindred way to Anne Maree’s whimsical watercolors in eclectic subjects inspired by our southern living.
We are also thrilled to offer the dynamic and diverse oils of OPA painter Isaiah Ratterman, as well as internationally renowned bronze works by sculptor Geoffrey C. Smith. Simon Kenevan, our Englishman abroad, is world renowned for his epically beautiful seascapes, and we offer his original oils and his embellished canvas giclees.
Also represented are Joan Dumouchel, a unique Canadian painter famous for her contemporary portraits of ethereal women, and Leo Osborne; a world renowned sculptor of bronze and wood burl, as well as mixed media paintings. Sidney Soriano, our pearl artist, rounds out our special gallery family with his brilliant pearl creations sourced from all over the world.