Sylvia Doucet Stanton began painting at an early age. Born in New Orleans, she is self-taught, but in later years she received instruction at the University of New Mexico. She has paintings all over the world, most notably in the collections of James H. Russell of Santa Fe, New Mexico; art patron of Sarah Gillespie of Hattiesburg, MS; and Dr. Michael Sullivan of New Orleans, LA.. Stanton is a member of Pearl River County Art League; Allied Artists of America, New York City; Artists Alley Gallery in San Francisco; Biloxi Art Association; New Orleans Art Association; and Bay St. Louis Art Association. Her paintings have garnered numerous awards. She has shown at the Montserrat Gallery in New York and Maggy May Gallery in Bay St. Louis, MS.
Stanton paints in oils. She has travelled all over the world, and her favorite places are France and England. You will see many French and English scenes in her paintings. She enjoys painting gardens, flowers, potting sheds, antique and quaint shops, fairs, New Orleans scenes, and European villages and seascapes. When Stanton exhibited in New York the Gallery and Studio magazine critic, Peter Wiley, compared her work to impressionist Pierre Bonnard. Wiley said her work was in French tradition, it is gaily energetic and has intimate charm. Stanton is also the author of children's books.
You can see her work at Maggie May's (behind Lulu's Restaurant) at 126 Main St, Bay St. Louis, MS.