1932-2001 d'Arcy Doyle was born in Ipswich in 1932. He is a self-taught painter of Australian landscapes and historical scenes. From an early age he took a keen interest in drawing. Doyle joined the Royal Australian Navy and served seven years, after which he took up full-time painting in 1961. Doyle has a deep affinity with the Australian bush and his work focuses on horses, sheep, drovers, and other farm activities as well as children's games. Influenced by Norman Rockwell, the well-known American illustrator, d'Arcy Doyle gives us a nostalgic impression of post-war Brisbane and Ipswich as he recalls it. d'Arcy Doyle died 28 August 2001.