Richard Boyd Art Gallery represents a diverse group of established and emerging artists with a connection to the state of Maine. The gallery exhibits art works in a variety of styles from traditional landscapes and portraits to abstracts including figurative and non-figurative works in both two and three-dimensional mediums.
Exhibitions in the front gallery change monthly and include solo, group and theme exhibits. Works by artists represented by the gallery are always on view or accessible for viewing in the back gallery. To learn more about the artists and view a selection of art works available for purchase in the gallery please click on Learn More next to the artist’s name.
To address questions concerning work exhibited on this site or to contact the artists represented by Richard Boyd Art Gallery please contact Pamela Williamson at the gallery by phone at 207-712-1097 or via email at email@example.com.
Amy Bickford ~ “Manhattanhenge” ~ Acrylic Based Gouache 18″ x 14″
Amy Bickford is a 1983 Maine College of Art (MECA) graduate. Amy says, “Since graduating I’ve held a variety of jobs while continuing to create art works for individual clients, corporations, and small businesses, including painting murals for the Children’s Museum of Art in Portland and recreating the artworks on the ceiling of St. John’s Cathedral in Bangor, ME. I work with a variety of mediums but prefer painting with gouache. My current portfolio of work includes portraits and scenes of the ever changing interior and coast of Maine. Through the years, I’ve been fortunate to use my talent and love of painting to bring happiness to others.” Amy Bickford – Learn More
Richard Boyd – High Fire Porcelain. Cobalt Crystalline Glaze Series. Cone 9 Oxidation.
Richard (Rick ) Boyd is a retired Nurse Anesthetist and potter. Rick has thrown pots for more than four decades. He took his first pottery course while attending college in Philadelphia, PA. In the 1970’s Boyd moved to Portland, ME to work at Maine Medical Center. In 1975, Boyd and business partner Stewart Kestenbaum opened Second Story Pottery on Exchange Street in Portland. After a day trip to Peaks Island, Rick purchased a home on the Island and a year later closed Second Story Pottery. Since 1976, with few exceptions, Rick has continuously produced ceramic art and pottery on Peaks Island. Rick works in a variety of clay bodies from high fire porcelain to low fire earthenware creating original hand-made works of ceramic art and pottery. Rick has taken a seminar with Warren Mackenzie, one of the greatest living 20th century American Potters, and pottey courses at Vanderbilt University, Maine College of Art and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. He has also served as a mentor and visiting artist at Nicolet College in Wisconsin. Rick Boyd – Learn More
Beth Carlson ~ “Close Flush” ~ Oil on Canvas
Beth Carlson is a retired nurse whose animal portraits and hunt scenes in oil have garnered numerous awards. Her art works have been published on several book covers and on numerous national and international magazine covers, including The Chronical of the Horse and Gray’s Sporting Journal. Two of her paintings are part of the permanent collection of The National Bird Dog Museum in Grand Junction, TN and three works are bequeathed to the American Kennel Club Museum in St. Louis, MO. Beth Carlson- LearnMore
Pat Chandler ~ ‘Diana’s Table’ ~ Oil on Panel 10″ x 20″
Patricia Chandler is a gifted artist and art instructor whose career as a commercial artist spans more than five decades. She received her BFA in illustration from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI and MFA in painting and printmaking from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. Pat Chandler – Learn More
Randy Eckard ~ “Stories Told” ~ Watercolor on Paper 21″ x 15″
Randy Eckard is a trained commercial artist and ceramicist living in Blue Hill, Maine. His career as a fine artist working exclusively with watercolors spans more than three decades. Inspired by his wandering and explorations of the Maine coast, Eckard’s paintings have won over 190 awards in watercolor throughout New England and the Southeast. His paintings are widely collected and included in numerous private and corporate collections. Randy Eckard – Learn More
‘Setter’ Bronze Sculpture by Charles Ellithorpe, DVM
Charles Ellithorpe, DVM., is an award-winning sculptor and practicing small animal veterinarian in Brunswick, Maine. After graduating from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991, he lived in Washington and Montana before moving to mid-coast Maine. Charles describes himself as a self-taught artist, but gives much credit to his formal training in animal anatomy and years as a veterinary surgeon. His sculptures in bronze show his dedication to realism and memory of his wilderness experiences. Charles Ellithorpe, DVM –Learn More
Wyn Foland ~ “Starboard” ~ Acrylic 4″ x 4″
Wyn Foland is well known for her paintings in miniature, which by definition are 4″ x 6″ and employ all the principles of larger scale works of art. Foland’s paintings are an expression of her inner self and surroundings. For more than 3 decades Wyn has traveled to Peaks Island in Portland, ME to create plein-air paintings immersing herself in the natural beauty and unending inspiration of the island. Her paintings in a variety of mediums depict a broad range of subjects which include figurative and non-figurative works. Foland is a Signature Member of the South Carolina Watermedia Society and the Georgia Watercolor Society. Wyn Foland –Learn More
Julianne Garvey ~ “Reid State Park – Rocks” ~ Watercolor on Paper 18″ x 23″
Julianne Garvey studied art at The University of Georgia, her first two years of college, later graduating from The College of William and Mary in Virginia. Julie moved to Maine in 1980. Julie says, “Since then family life and work have taken the majority of my time, but have never dampened my enthusiam for expressing myself through many different mediums, with my first love being watercolors. I am not sure if any artist knows why we create art, beyond the simple fact that we do. Of course living in Maine, Being surrounded by the constant beauty that abounds here, is my never-ending inspiration. I do know that I love creating art and just wouldn’t feel complete if I were not to do so.” Julianne Garvey –Learn More
Jane Herbert ~ “Head Land” ~ Acrylic on Canvas 20″ x 30″
Jane Herbert has an unstructured approach to art and life that has served her well. Jane says, “Instead of earning a formal education I gathered my brushes and toured Europe in a micro-bus, painting and learning as I went. Through my life I have embraced my creativity, and painting specifically. Since 2000, I have lived in Damariscotta, Maine. Though the place is beautiful I know that much of my contentment comes from the inner journey I have been on. Painting has been a consistent part of my life. Art helps ground my attention to reality and helps me process how I feel about it. Often I recognize classic themes and honor them with a traditional painting style.” Jane Herbert –Learn More
Rabee Kiwan ~ “Snow and Fog” ~ Watercolor on Paper 13.5″ x 9.5″
Rabee Kiwan is a watercolorist and certified Internal Medicine Specialist practicing in Portland, Maine who has created art on and off again for many years. Rabee grew up in Lebanon, where his art was influenced by the sounds, tastes, and diversity of cultures in the region.
Rabee moved to the United States in 2002, moving from Ohio to Maine in 2006. When asked about his love of art Rabee said, “Art is not only an escape mechanism, it is a passion. I see paintings and colors in everything around me. Even ordinary things can make magnificent paintings when you put your feelings into it.” Rabee Kiwan –Learn More
Paul Noel ~ ‘Twilight Time II’ ~ Oil on Canvas 9″ x 12″
Paul J Noël is a member of The Newburyport Art Association and the Copley Society of Boston and recently retired from a forty year career as an Interior Designer with a client list spanning the United States.
Paul says, “My artistic destination is a journey I have been waiting for all of my adult life. Having recently retired, I can now devote all of my time to the passion of painting. I dabbled for years, here and there, but never had the time or motivation that I have now. I can paint with a passion and carefree attitude with no distractions. I have taken many courses along the way including a four month sojourn to Paris to immerse myself in painting. I left Paris with a new found spirit and ability which I could never have discovered, in small doses in Maine. This was the tipping point to my life as a fine artist.” Paul J. Noël – Learn More
Jean Noon ~ “Horse and Rider” ~ Bronze 12.5″ x 7″ x 3″
Jean Noon has created art for more than 30 years. After graduating from Goddard College in Vermont in 1971, with a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education and Agriculture, Jean attended the University of Southern Maine where she received a Bachelor of Science in Art Education in 1990. Jean’s sculptures include recycled materials and shift between figurative, non-objective, minimalist and complex forms. Jean says, “In the spirit of Alexander Calder, I draw with wire. I enjoy taking wire lines for walks through space. I celebrate line, structure, shadow, humor, transparency and movement. I am intrigued by negative space within and around structure and the evolution of form through the process of assemblage. As a farmer I build and maintain the wire fences to contain my sheep, llama, and horses. My sculpture is an extension of that fencing and the wire becomes the structure to contain and communicate ideas.” Jean Noon – Learn More
Bob Santandrea ~ “Salt Marsh” ~ Pastel on Paper 15″ x 18″
Bob Santandrea is a semi-retired patent attorney and chemist. For many years Bob’s artistic interests were in the human figure and portraiture. After moving to Corning, NY Bob became more interested in landscape painting and re-discovered his love of pastels. Santandrea is drawn to the colors and spontaneity that the medium allows. Weather permitting, Bob enjoys painting outside to capture the light and colors of the surroundings. Bob Santandrea –Learn More
Felicity Sidwell ~ “Totman Cove #8″ ~ Oil on Canvas 9″ x 12”
Felicity Sidwell’s art journey has been one of constant exploration, study, evolution, and growth. She grew up in England and started painting when she moved to the United States with her husband in 1971, moving from Connecticut to Maine in 2006. Primarily working with oils, Felicity prefers to paint outside “en plein air” to capture the fleeting colors and light of the natural world around her which are so dependent on the atmospheric conditions of the day. Felicity Sidwell –Learn More
William Steele ~ “Moondance” ~ Oil on Canvas 12″ x 16″
William Steele is a multi-talented actor, director, and retired professor of theater from the University of Southern Maine. Steele’s art is influenced by his youth hauling lobster gear in Casco Bay. Images of the working waterfront and his memories of those years hauling gear serve as an inspiration for many of his paintings. William Steele –Learn More
Wilson Stewart ~ “Coastal Turbulence” ~ 36″ x 36″
Wilson Stewart is a visual artist and Licensed Land Surveyor living in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Influenced by his grandmother, a gifted sketch artist, Wilson has drawn on and off again since childhood. Spending summers on Peaks Island in Portland, ME much of Wilson’s current portfolio of paintings are a reaction to scenes of daily life and what he sees in nature. Wilson Stewart –Learn More
Austin Stilphen ~ ‘From Sawyer Mountain’ ~ Oil on Canvas 16″ x 20″
Austin William Stilphen is a twenty year old art student who creates landscape paintings in oil, which depict his interpretation of rural landscapes untouched by modernization. He has the same vision as many landscape artists before him, to reawaken our love of nature. Inspired by 19th century Hudson River School artists, Stilphen strives to emulate not copy those painters that came before him and shares the same desire to preserve areas of natural beauty. Austin William Stilphen-Learn More