Walkabout: The work of Robert Doyon at The Gallery at Art Ovation, Sarasota FL, May 1 – Oct. 1, 2019

The Gallery at Art Ovation presents


The work of Robert Doyon

May 1 – October 1, 2019


Wednesday, May 1, 2019
6pm – 8pm

Art Ovation Hotel
1255 North Palm Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236

An Evening of Exhibits Unveiled also includes “Honoring a Teacher”, a tribute to Leslie Lerner, and “The Best of Ringling 2018”, photography.

Enjoy live music, light hors d’oeuvres & drinks throughout the gallery lounge. Complimentary valet parking.

Lisa DiFranza
Art Ovation Hotel

Robert Doyon is a self-described “Swiss Artist’s Knife,” with skills and interests in all sorts of creative endeavors. After spending many years working in design and fabrication in Orlando’s theme parks, theatre, and museum exhibits, and assisting other artists in the making of their artwork, he decided to nurture his own artist’s spirit full time. At the age of 48, he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with Honors in Sculpture/Painting from the Ringling College of Art & Design (1994), in Sarasota. Since then, he has focused on integrating his previous work experience to his personal storyline and visual freedom.

Over the past twenty-five years, he has created abstract and conceptual works with deep connections to his experience and surroundings. In the exhibition Walkabout, which takes the name of his most recent series of paintings, he presents a body of work that highlights his passion for manual work and detail, but also frees him from previous visual and emotional constraints.

Walkabout - Art by Robert Doyon, 3rd Raven Studios
Walkabout | Acrylic on canvas | 36” x 48” | $2200

In Weave, for example, the color paint drops are organized in DNA like vertical patterns, while in Free Weaver, the same beads take over the canvas in a sort of unchoreographed dance. Walkabout brings bright and lively colors to Doyon’s palette. The earth-natural tones of Mandala for the Disappeared, are replaced by exciting combinations of blues, yellows, greens, and fuchsias, that bring light and energy to his work. The mandala’s theme continues to be present in the organic circles of the new paintings, but it is no longer marked by the weight of the past. There is a new kind of freedom and hope in the strokes of Mirror Twins and an eagerness to create as a symbol of life.

Walkabout gives the artist unlimited possibilities to reach within, beyond the grasp of his visual imagination, and to the viewer the opportunity to share his vision of a promising world in balance.

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Robert Doyon at Harmony Gallery, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, Sarasota FL, 2 November 2018 – 2 January 2019

Robert Doyon at Harmony Gallery, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, Sarasota FL


Robert Doyon

November 2, 2018 – January 2, 2019

Artist’s Reception

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
5:00 – 6:30 pm

Holy Smokes! - Art by Robert Doyon, 3rd Raven Studios
Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center

709 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Florida

(941) 953-4252

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of art will be donated to the Sarasota Orchestra.

Gallery hours: 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Mon-Fri, and whenever the building is open to the public.


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