Richard Boyd Art Gallery

PAT CHANDLER

Patricia Chandler ~ ‘Storm at Sea’ ~ Cold Wax Medium and Oil on Panel 48″ x 24″ Retail $1800.

A noted artist and art instructor, Patricia Chandler’s career as a commercial and fine artist spans more than six 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, New York.

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

When asked about her creative process and style Pat said, “I have always retained an interest in various forms of realism persisting in contemporary 20th and 21st century art. In all of my paintings there is a continuum that began in realism and overtime evolved into more expressionistic, abstracted works. In my paintings realism sometimes asserts itself as a meditative study of sorts.

To quote Blaise Pascal, “Reason’s last step is recognizing that an infinity of things surpass it.” One of the infinity of things is art.  Another is science.  I thought in art school, and forever after, that there is no difference between the fields.  I work in my studio with the same love of questioning, labor, study and discovery as the scientist in the laboratory.  We both know the questions we ask are unanswerable.  We both dedicate our lives to the exploration of what we can sense of our universe and of the world where we have our feet for the moment.  In these dedicated people a great struggle goes on with a life-giving satisfaction that is its own reward.  That is, a great flight of spirit comes out of the struggle.  So we have to do it again.  It is life.

Patricia Chandler ~ ‘Winter Storm on Mellen Street’ ~ Cold Wax Medium and Oil on Panel 24″ x 18″ Retail $900.

I am happy to be represented by a gallery given to the appreciation of the natural landscape.  Ever since I can remember, the trees and woods, mountains, lakes and fields of Maine have been where my mental, physical, and emotional balance could be restored; there I went as a child whenever I craved alone-ness and mental silence, and it is still the same. I have found it at the ocean in the coastal regions, the peninsulas and islands adjacent to Blue Hill and north of Ellsworth to Canada.

Because they are unspoiled, there is a strong sense of character and history.  The same is true of another place alive in memory, Baxter State Park and the wilderness west and north of it.  I explored that large and gorgeous area on foot and in canoes as a camper and counselor until I left Maine for art school.

The influence of those sensual memories emerges strongly when I work in the studio. My work includes realistic paintings that seek to record places and certain senses of space and color in sites more visited in the summer by people from other places. Those are more meditative in practice–exercises.  The expressionistic, semi-abstract images touch the feeling associated with those wilderness regions of forest and ocean. The variety of Maine’s natural environment is sufficient for many lifetimes of an artist.”

Pat recently moved to South Portland, Maine where she continues to create paintings in a range of mediums and styles. Her work is widely collected and held in numerous private and corporate collections across the US.

 

 

Patricia Chandler ~ ‘Winter Storm on Mellen Street’ ~ Cold Wax Medium and Oil on Panel 24″ x 18″ Retail $900.

Patricia Chandler ~ ‘Vernal Pool#6 – Black and White Drawing’ ~ Mixed Media on Panel 48″ x 24″ Retail $1800.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patricia Chandler ~ ‘Storm at Sea’ ~ Cold Wax Medium and Oil on Panel 48″ x 24″ $1800.

Patricia Chandler ~ Vernal Pool #2 – Late Afternoon’ ~ Cold Wax Medium and Oil on Panel 24″ x 48″ Retail $1800.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patricia Chandler ~ ‘Snow Storm in Portland’ ~ Oil and Cold Wax Medium on Panel 24″ x 18″ Retail $750.

Patricia Chandler ~ 'Winter Woods' ~ Oil and Cold Wax Medium on Panel 24" x 24" $760.00

Patricia Chandler ~ ‘Winter Woods’ ~ Oil and Wax Medium on Panel 24″ x 24″ Retail $760.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Patricia Chandler ~ ‘Marsh V’ ~ Oil and Cold Wax Medium on Wood Panel 24″ x 24″ Retail  $650.

Patricia Chandler ~ ‘Beech Leaves in Winter’ ~ Oil and Cold Wax Medium on Wood Panel 24″ x 20″  Retail $600.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patricia Chandler ~ ‘Gorge at Evans Notch’ ~ Oil and Cold Wax Medium on Wood Panel 24″ x 20″  Retail $900.

Patricia Chandler ~ ‘Beech Leaves’ ~ Mixed Media on Wood Panel 12″ x 12″  retail $450.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Chandler ~ 'Driftwood Marsh' ~ Oil on Panel 24" x 24"

Pat Chandler ~ ‘Driftwood Marsh’ ~ Oil on Wood Panel 24″ x 24″  Retail $650.

Patricia Chandler ~ ‘Lily Pond, Stonington’ ~ Oil on Panel 10″ x 22″ $550.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patricia Chandler ~ "Goldenrod" ~ Cold Wax on Panel 21.5" x 21.5"

Patricia Chandler ~ ‘Goldenrod’ ~ Oil and Cold Wax Medium on Wood Panel 21.5″ x 21.5″  Retail $600.

Patricia Chandler ~ “Vernal pool #3 – Corner With Tree’ ~ Cold Wax Medium and Oil on Panel 48″ x 24” Retail $1800.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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