Richard Boyd Art Gallery

Gallery Artists

Richard Boyd Art Gallery represents a diverse group of established and emerging artists with a connection to the state of Maine creating original works of visual art in a variety of mediums and broad range of styles from traditional realism to contemporary abstracts.

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

Represented Artists:

Amy Bickford ~ 'Rainy Downtown Day' ~ Gouache 16" x 12"

Amy Bickford ~ ‘Rainy Downtown Day’ ~ Gouache 16″ x 12″

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 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 ~ “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"

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 ~ 'Almost October' ~ Watercolor on Paper 15" x 21"

Randy Eckard ~ ‘Almost October’ ~ Watercolor on Paper 15″ x 21″

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







Charles Ellithorpe, DVM ~ "Moose" ~ Bronze Sculpture Limited Edition of 30

Charles Ellithorpe, DVM ~ “Moose” ~ 14″L x 8″H x 7″W Bronze Sculpture Limited Edition of 30

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, DVMLearn More






Wyn Foland ~ "Starboard" ~ Acrylic 4" x 4"

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 FolandLearn More






Julianne Garvey ~ "Reid State Park - Rocks" ~ Watercolor on Paper 18" x 23"

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 enthusiasm 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 GarveyLearn More






Jane Herbert ~ 'Spring Morning' ~ Acrylic on Canvas 16" x 20"

Jane Herbert ~ ‘Spring Morning’ ~ Acrylic on Canvas 16″ x 20″

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 HerbertLearn More







Jean Noon ~ "Horse and Rider" ~ Bronze 12.5" x 7" x 3"

Jean Noon ~ “Horse and Rider” ~ Bronze 12.5″ x 7″ x 3″ – Sold

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 NoonLearn More








Jen Pagnini ~ "Here Gather the Skies" ~ Oil on Wood Panel 12" x 16"

Jen Pagnini ~ “Here Gather the Skies” ~ Oil on Wood Panel 12″ x 16″

Jen Pagnini is a trained commercial artist with a BFA in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL.

Her career as a commercial artist spans twenty years and includes creating graphic designs and illustrations for clients in San Francisco, CA and Chicago, IL.

Pagnini has painted on and off again for many years. Most recently, she has focused on establishing a consistent studio practice and has participated in group shows hosted by art centers in Chicago. Jen PagniniLearn More







Bob Santandrea ~ "Fall Pond" ~ Pastel on Paper 13" x 16"

Bob Santandrea ~ “Fall Pond” ~ Pastel on Paper 13″ x 16″

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 ~ "October Marsh" ~ Oil on Canvas ~ 16" x 20"

Felicity Sidwell ~ “October Marsh” ~ Oil on Canvas ~ 16″ x 20″

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 








Wilson Stewart ~ "Fall Break" ~ Acrylic on Canvas Panel 11" x 14"

Wilson Stewart ~ “Fall Break” ~ Acrylic on Canvas Panel 11″ x 14″

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 StewartLearn More










Austin Stilphen ~ 'Saco River' ~ Oil on Canvas 38" x 48"

Austin Stilphen ~ ‘Saco River’ ~ Oil on Canvas 38″ x 48″

Austin William Stilphen is a gifted landscapist whose paintings in oil depict his interpretation of rural American landscapes untouched by modernization. Austin’s representational paintings depict the beauty of nature and have extraordinary detail and luminism. His use of light and tight brushstrokes enhance the scene making it more realistic to the viewer.

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






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