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Sharing the exciting release of our mother / daughter book collaboration –
over two years in the making!

Book Synopsis
Mother and daughter Linda Dunning Doyle and Jacqueline Doyle Allison combine their creative voices to author an intimate and unique art book featuring their personal experience with the powerfully healing gift of beauty and how it can transform us. Through personal life history, Linda shares insights which are each illustrated with an original fine art collage that reflects Jacqueline’s artistic response to her mother’s words.

The collaboration not only highlights the significance of beauty but also reminds us of the value of self-expression and the importance of family.

"Who learns most from a good book is the author." ~ Jose Bergamin

Black Linen Hard Cover with Printed Dust Jacket
10x8” (25x20 cm) Landscape Format
25 Original Fine Art Collage Illustrations
Premium Lustre Paper
$45.00 USD + Shipping
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What People Are Saying About "Healing Beauty"

"Linda and Jacqueline, what a unique mom & daughter you are and what a unique convergence of two varied artful media--Linda's written personal reflections about beauty in her life and Jacqueline's paintings so vividly portraying beauty from her rich inner life.  

I gaze at Jacqueline's paintings and muse on Linda's comments, and from deep inside comes..."WOW"!  One of my deepest "wows" goes to Linda's comment on p.22: "There is so much pain, suffering, and violence in the world.  For me, beauty is as a balm softening jagged edges of these times of sadness and suffering--providing some balance of healing."  Yes!  The "Healing Beauty" we all need, which you two are providing to your readers.  And even a novice eye like mine can tear up at the balance, symmetry, vividness--and a Mystery I can't find word to describe, probably really known only to painter-artist-cancer-survivor Jacqueline--in her paintings, voicing "LIFE" and "BEAUTY" and "ETERNAL HOPE" to our longing hearts.  Thank you, Linda and Jacqueline!"
Lee Morris
Retired Professor of Religion, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky
Former Pastor of the Doyle family, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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"Jacqueline Allison’s vibrant collages sing beside Linda Doyle’s written reflections on the beauty. The words and art in this book invite readers to open their hearts to the beauty all around us—from the ocean’s majestic beauty to the fragile beauty of a crocheted cap to playful, loving, and simple ways we care for each other.  A lovely, gentle book."
Leslie Rawls
Attorney at Law, Editor and Writer
Former editor of the Mindfulness Bell
Resident Dharma teacher, Charlotte, NC Community of Mindfulness

About the Author


Linda Doyle, LCSW, ACSW, BCD has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing for 34 years with adults of all ages in individual, couple and marital psychotherapy. A member of the Academy of Certified Social Work, she is a Board Certified Diplomate, and has been a Clinical Member of the American Association for Family Therapy (AAMFT). Ms. Doyle earned her MSSW from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1980 and her BS from the University of New Mexico in 1972 majoring in Elementary Education, minoring in Library Science.


Prior to graduate school she was Executive Director of CONTACT, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, an ecumenical telephone listening hotline and referral service and has also served as a volunteer in various capacities for the organization for 40 years.


Additional personal interests include Mindfulness Meditation and other types of meditation, energy work in REIKI, and presently in Healing Touch as a Healing Touch Practitioner Apprentice. She enjoys walking, the beach and a variety of creative projects.


Linda and her husband Jack have three adult children; Jacqueline, Jeanette and John and two grandchildren; Mallory and Michael.


Contact Linda at:


About the Artist

Jacqueline Doyle Allison’s award-winning mixed media paintings are a celebration of her life and reflected wish to create a visual and interpersonal connection through her art. Insights, observations and personal life experience are visibly expressed in Jacqueline’s richly layered artworks.

Using a variety of techniques and multiple layers, Jacqueline uses an intuitive approach to her art by allowing each layer to speak to what comes next. Jacqueline creates with traditional artist mediums such as acrylic paint, India ink and oil pastel along with uncommon materials like fabric and thread to create a lush surface with a rich sense of depth. The artist’s bold color choices and graphic elements have their origins in her childhood upbringing in the southwestern United States. Jacqueline’s love of travel has brought new awareness and depth to her art; and nature, particularly the mountains, coastline and especially the change in seasons, provides abundant inspiration to the artist.

Jacqueline holds a degree in graphic design with a minor in fine art from Middle Tennessee State University near Nashville. She is represented by galleries around the country and has shown in solo and group exhibitions. Jacqueline’s work has received nationwide recognition and is continually sought out by collectors. Her studio is located in metro Atlanta.

Contact Jacqueline at: or

"What is the use of a book, without pictures or conversations?"
~ Alice, from Alice in Wonderland

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