Toni Doilney

About Toni

“I am continually interested in painting the rhythm of the rural landscape.  Humans impose a grid on the natural world.  Whether it is by constructing building, planting gardens or farming the land, we impose a pattern on our world.  It is this patchwork of horizontal and verticals that initially intrigues me.  At some point, however, in the creative process,  the texture, color and form of the paint itself takes on its own beauty.  The painting is no longer a representation of a scene; rather, it becomes an abstraction, my emotional and unique response to the landscape.  I have long admired folk art and primitive or naïve paintings.  There is a freshness and vitality in these imperfect renderings.  I hope to capture this same essence in my work.”
Toni presently lives in St. Helena, CA

Northwestern University, Art History and Anthropology
American University, Graduate Fellow, Anthropology
University of Utah, Graduate work in Architectural Design

2011   Art Access Gallery
Mishin Fine Art, San Francisco
2010   Calistoga Mustard Festival Juried Show, Best in Show
American Art Collector, Juried Show
2009 American Women Artist Show, Award of Merit
American Art Collector, Juried Show
A Gallery, Salt Lake City, Solo Exhibition
2008 Open Studios, Juried, partner winery Robert Mondavi