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 info@richardboydartgallery.com.

Represented Artists:

 

Amy Bickford ~ "Snow Squall" ~ Gouache on Gesso Board 9" x 12"

Amy Bickford ~ “Snow Squall” ~ Gouache on Gesso Board 9′ x 12″

Amy Bickford creates paintings in a traditional style portraying the timeless beauty and essence of Maine. Whether depicting a cityscape or a familiar coastal scene, her paintings are a response to the experience and to everyday life.

I graduated from the Maine College of Art (MECA) in 1983. Since graduating, I’ve held a variety of jobs while continuing to create original works of art for individual clients, corporations, and small businesses, including recreating the artworks on the ceiling of St. John’s Cathedral in Bangor, ME.

The abundant and often random beauty throughout the state of Maine has been a constant source of inspiration for my work. 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 opened Second Story Pottery on Exchange Street in Portland, ME. After a day trip to Peaks Island, Rick purchased a home on the Island and closed Second Story Pottery.

Since then, with a few exceptions, he has continuously produced ceramic art and pottery on Peaks Island. Rick works with a variety of clay bodies from high fire porcelain to low fire earthenware creating original hand-made works of ceramic art and pottery. He has taken a seminar with Warren Mackenzie, one of the greatest living 20th century American Potters, and pottery 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patricia Chandler ~ "Marsh V" ~ Oil on Panel 24" x 24"

Patricia Chandler ~ “Marsh V” ~ Oil on Panel 24″ x 24″

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, N.Y.

After several years working in the commercial field creating illustrations, she moved to Minnesota, where she renewed her interest in printmaking, moving back to Maine in 1971. Pat was an Adjunct Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Maine from 2005 to 2014.

When asked about her career as an artist and art educator, Pat replied, “My imagery, though based on landscape, evolved from realism into expressionism and abstraction. Part of that transition was due to more experimental attitudes toward tools and materials. Most of my more recent work is a combination of those styles; however, there remains a love or realism.” Pat Chandler – Learn More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrin Culotta ~ "Sun and Sunflowers" ~ Oil on Panel 6" x 8"

Carrin Culotta ~ “Sun and Sunflowers” ~ Oil on Panel 6″ x 8″

A Biomedical Engineer in the medical imaging field by training, Carrin Culotta has created visual art on and off again for many years. Her current portfolio of paintings depict a variety of scenes from landscapes to farmyard settings, created en plein air or in her home studio in Townsend, MA.

When asked what inspires you to paint? Carrin replied, “Having grown up in New England I acquired an appreciation for its beauty and seasons. My adventurous spirit and love for untamed natural settings inspires me to paint on location in and around northern New England.

I use art to channel my creative focus on natural subjects and to evoke the emotion I feel while experiencing it. Art allows me to immerse myself in the beauty of nature and the mystery of a moment in time. This gives me great satisfaction and is what I enjoy most in my life.” Carrin Cullotta – Learn More

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Daley ~ "Red Rowboat at Stage Harbor" ~ Oil on Canvas 16" x 20"

Kevin Daley ~ “Red Rowboat at Stage Harbor” ~ Oil on Canvas 16″ x 20″

Kevin Daley is a gifted fine artist who creates paintings on location and in his studio in West Paris, Maine. Whether depicting an old barn or a quiet cove, his traditional style paintings are a visual and poignant portrayal of that place in time.

When asked what inspires you to create visual art? Kevin replied, “I am often drawn to subjects that evoke either a sense of peace or a sense of loneliness or isolation. Maine, particularly, offers an abundance of landscapes and buildings that catch my attention.

I love the process of discovering a subject that interests me and then digging in to see what exactly will happen. Will the creation of this painting be smooth, or will this new work generate unforeseen problems and become a learning experience? What emotions do I have about the subject as I spend hours studying it or working with it? Can I communicate some of these emotions to the viewer?

My most successful paintings are those that seem to “paint themselves” from the moment I begin them. These are particularly joyful occasions when I feel both totally relaxed and completely focused. The final products of these nearly mystical experiences are always paintings that I value greatly. I have found, over time, these are also the works that other people seem to like the best.”  Kevin Daley – Learn More

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Raised in North Carolina, Randy Eckard studied at the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida and the Haywood School of Craft in Clyde, North Carolina.  A trained commercial and fine artist living in Blue Hill, Maine Randy’s career as a fine artist working exclusively with watercolors spans more than three decades.

Eckard is known for his use of light and shadow, with the subject of most or his paintings being light and how it defines and shapes the scene before him. His paintings in watercolor are expertly detailed and draw the viewer in for a closer look. Randy’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 ~ "Afternoon Walk" ~ Watercolor on Paper 20" x 11"

Julianne Garvey ~ “Afternoon Walk” ~ Watercolor on Paper 20″ x 11″

A multi-talented artist working with a variety of mediums, Julianne Garvey moved to Maine in 1980, most recently moving to Ann Arbor, MI. She studied art at The University of Georgia, her first two years of college, later transferring to and graduating from The College of William and Mary in Virginia.

A retired small business entrepreneur, Julie has created visual art on and off again for more than four decades. Her paintings cover a range of genres from landscapes to figurative works, in a variety of mediums including oil and watercolor.

When asked what inspires you to create visual art Julie replied, “I am not sure if any artist knows why we create art, beyond the simple fact that we do. I’m inspired by many different things, light and shadow fascinate me, but shapes, movement and energy of forms in the scene are what hold my attention. Julianne GarveyLearn More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jane Herbert ~ 'Lupine Celebration' ~ Acrylic 18" x 24"

Jane Herbert ~ ‘Lupine Celebration’ ~ Acrylic 18″ x 24″

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scarlet Kinney ~ “Stone Woman and Turtle Dream, No. 2” ~ Watercolor and Pastel on Paper

Scarlet Kinney is a life-long artist and writer, with a career spanning four decades, who lives quietly in a secluded setting in Downeast Maine’s coastal forest, not far from where she was born. She received a BA in Studio Art with a minor in Creative Writing from Goddard College, Plainfield, VT, completed Master’s level studio tutorials at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, and earned an MA in Mythological Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA.

When asked to talk about her career as an artist she replied, “To talk about myself as an artist who works primarily with mythic and shamanic themes is to speak about fire. Repeated experiences with fire thrust me into realities inhabited by the mythic and shamanic energies that have shaped my life and work into forms they now take. Following a 1988 fire in which I was severely burned and in which all but a few of my paintings were destroyed, I founded The Standing Bear Center for Shamanic Studies. which now houses my painting studio and gallery.” Scarlet KinneyLearn 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 ~ "Mind's Eye" ~ Plein Air Oil on Canvas 30" x 30"

Jen Pagnini ~ “Mind’s Eye” ~ Plein Air Oil on Canvas 30″ x 30″

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roy Perkinson ~ "Grove in Rail Yard, Twilight" ~ oil on Canvas 18" x 36"

Roy Perkinson ~ “Grove in Rail Yard, Twilight” ~ Oil on Canvas 18″ x 36″

Roy Perkinson has a deep fascination for the visible world and how it works. He studied physics at MIT, art in a private art school and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and history at Boston University. Subsequently he trained in paper conservation under F.W. Dolloff at the Museum of fine Arts, eventually becoming head of the Museum’s Virginia Herrick Deknatel Paper Conservation Laboratory.

Throughout this journey Roy continued to pursue his true love painting. In 2006, he retired and now spends all of his time painting.
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Bob Santandrea ~ "Fall Pond" ~ Pastel on Paper 13" x 16"

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

Bob Santandrea is a retired patent attorney and chemist by training, Bob’s paintings are a means of self-expression, and for many years a welcome departure from his day job.

After moving to Corning, NY he became more interested in Landscapes and re-discovered his love of pastels. He is drawn to the colors and spontaneity that the medium allows.

Bob recently moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico where he continues to paint en plein air. 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. Felicity lived and painted on the coast of Maine, for many years, recently moving to Gettysburg, PA.

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 ~ "Mt. Katahdin from Ambajejus Lake" ~ Oil on Canvas 4.5" x 6.5"

Austin Stilphen ~ “Mt. Katahdin from Ambajejus Lake” ~ Oil on Canvas 4.5″ x 6.5″

Austin William Stilphen is a gifted landscapist whose paintings in oil depict his interpretation of rural American landscapes untouched by modernization. Mainly self-taught 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.

Austin 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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