Jean Doyle is one of South Africa's leading sculptors. Jean integrates images of Africa with the influence of European culture. Her realism cloaks universal truths and hides a sometimes revolutionary spirit.
Jean started her art career as a painter and then discovered sculpture to be a more expressive art form. Jean has sculpted for over thirty years and started her own foundry, one of the first of its kind in Cape Town. Jean's husband Michael, has a natural affinity to working with metal and has the technical insights required to cast world-class sculptures.
"Her work is an investigation into the character of woman. The woman is presented as bold, capable and confident. Her body is as bounteous as her beauty. She exudes resilience, strength and warmth.
Zanele Mbeki - First Lady, South Africa