Teresa Doyle is an Irish artist who lives in rural North Westmeath.
Following a decade in New York, Teresa returned to Ireland and has spent the last 25 years as an artist in the community, using the medium of art to engage groups and individuals, facilitate development, explore culture, and achieve a deeper understanding of their creative lives.
A graduate of the Limerick School of Art & Design, Teresa has developed many significant cultural artistic events including the ‘C Both Sides’ post card exhibition, with fellow artist Edel O’Reilly Flynn. ‘An Post C Both Sides’ became a national two-year project with the Irish postal service Irish An Post, which concluded with a national tour in 2009. As well as exhibiting her own work, Teresa has played a crucial role in enriching the lives of groups with artist workshops, community projects and the revival of traditional Irish crafts and customs.
Building on this important narrative of remembering, gathering, and belonging, Teresa began to make handcrafted dolls that celebrate our shared memories. Teresa is now known as The Dollmaker of Ireland’s Ancient East, and her handcrafted dolls have travelled across the globe with many people bringing home a authentic gift from their time in Ireland.