Richard Boyd Art Gallery

August 2016 – Amy Bickford: A Solo Exhibition of Paintings

Amy Bickford ~ "Manhattanhange" ~ Acrylic Based Gouache 18" x 14"

(Portland, ME) Richard Boyd Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of a solo exhibition of paintings by Amy Bickford on August 1 at 10:00 a.m. A year-round resident of New Gloucester, Amy creates paintings in a traditional style that are her interpretation of the timeless beauty and essence of Maine. Whether depicting a landscape, old pilings, or a familiar coastal scene, Amy’s paintings are a response to the experience and to everyday life.

The public is invited to meet Amy at a reception at Richard Boyd Art Gallery on Saturday, August 6 between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. when she will be available to discuss her current series of paintings. The exhibit is open free of charge between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily through August 30, 2016.

About Amy Bickford

When asked about her art education and experience Amy said, “I graduated from the Maine College of Art (MECA) in 1983. Since graduating, I’ve held a variety of jobs while continuing to create works of art 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, Maine.

Whether I’m painting a woodland scene or scenes from a wharf, Maine offers unending subject matter that inspires me at every glance. I create paintings in my studio using drawings and photographs as references to help me see beyond the physical attributes of the scene and capture my interpretation of the beauty of that place in time.

I prefer painting with gouache, but use a variety of mediums, selecting the medium that best helps me interpret the scene. My portfolio of new paintings includes 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 ~ "Summer Splendor" ~ Acrylic Based Gouache 16" x 12"

Amy Bickford ~ “Summer Splendor” ~ Acrylic Based Gouache 16″ x 12″

Amy Bickford ~ "Those Shacks" ~ Acrylic Based Gouache 11" x 14"

Amy Bickford ~ “Those Shacks” ~ Acrylic Based Gouache 11″ x 14″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Bickford ` "Old Orchard Morning" ~ Acrylic Based Gouache 12" x 9"

Amy Bickford ~ “Old Orchard Morning” ~ Acrylic Based Gouache 12″ x 9″

Amy Bickford ~ "Summer Shimmer" ~ Acrylic Based Gouache 8" x 10"

Amy Bickford ~ “Summer Shimmer” ~ Acrylic Based Gouache 8″ x 10″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Gallery

Richard Boyd Art Gallery is located on Peaks Island in Portland, ME at the corner of Island Avenue and Epps Street in the first building on the right, on the first floor. The gallery represents established and emerging artists with a connection to the state of Maine, creating original works of art in a broad range of styles from contemporary to traditional realism.

During the months of April through October the gallery is open between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily. From November through the end of March the gallery is open between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Additional days can be scheduled by appointment.

For additional information about the exhibit please contact the gallery by phone at 207-712-1097, via email at info@richardboydartgallery.com or visit http://www.richardboydartgallery.com . Like the gallery on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RichardBoydArtGallery .

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