Richard Boyd Art Gallery

Current Exhibit

Amy Bickford

August 1 through August 30

Amy Bickford ~ "path to Ferry Beach" ~ Gouache on Gesso Board 9' x 12'

Amy Bickford ~ “Path to Ferry Beach” ~ Gouache on Gesso Board 12″ x 9″

Richard Boyd Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of a solo exhibition of original paintings by Amy Bickford on Wednesday, August 1 at 10:00 a.m. with a meet the artist reception to follow on the 4th.

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 or a familiar coastal scene, her paintings are a response to the experience and every-day life.

You’re invited to meet Amy Bickford at a reception at Richard Boyd Art Gallery Saturday, August 4th between the hours of 12:00 noon and 3:00 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 throughAugust 30, 2018.

About Amy Bickford  

Amy Bickford ~ "Morning Catch" ~ Gouache on Gesso Board 14" x 18"

Amy Bickford ~ “Morning Catch” ~ Gouache on Gesso Board 14″ x 18″

 

When asked about her career as a commercial and fine artist Bickford replied, “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 clients, corporations, and small businesses including recreating the artworks on the ceiling of St. John’s Cathedral in Bangor, Maine.

The abundant and often random beauty throughout the state of Maine has been a constant source of inspiration for my work. Old brick buildings, birch trees and seascapes spark my interest, but sometimes something as simple as a fence on the beach grass that I’ve strolled by dozens of times will call out to me to paint it.

I prefer painting with gouache, but use a variety of mediums, selecting the medium that bests helps me interpret that scene. My goal is to create a painting that makes the viewer relate to it on a personal level.”

Below are some of the 20+ paintings included in the exhibition. Hope you will stop in the gallery to see the exhibition and come out and meet Amy Saturday, August 4th. See you at the gallery.

Pam and Rick

 

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

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

Amy Bickford ~ "Winter in the Old Port" Gouache on Gesso Board 14" x 11"

Amy Bickford ~ “Winter in the old Port” ~ Gouache on Gesso Board 14″ x 11″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Bickford ~ "Portland" ~ Gouache on Gesso Board 8" x 10"

Amy Bickford ~ “Portland” ~ Gouache on Gesso Board 10″ x 8″

Amy Bickford ~ " Longfellow Square" ~ Gouache on Gesso Board 9" x 12"

Amy Bickford ~ “Longfellow Square” ~ Gouache on Gesso Board 12″ x 9″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Bickford ~ "Estes Road" ~ Gouache on Gesso Board 18" x 14"

Amy Bickford ~ “Estes Road” ~ Gouache on Gesso Board 18″ x 14″

Amy Bickford ~ "Birches with Purple Flowers" ~ Gouache on Gesso Board 11" x 14"

Amy Bickford ~ “Birches with Purple Flowers” ~ Gouache on Gesso Board 11″ x 14″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Bickford ~ :Birches in the Fog" ~ Gouache on Gesso Board 11" x 14"

Amy Bickford ~ “Birches in the Fog” ~ Gouache on Gesso Board 11″ x 14″

Amy Bickford ~ "Grazing Deer" ~ Gouache on Gesso Board 20" x 16"

Amy Bickford ~ “Grazing Deer” ~ Gouache on Gesso Board 20″ x 16″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Bickford ~ 'Wilson's at Moosehead Lake' ~ Gouache 12" x 16"

Amy Bickford ~ ‘Wilson’s at Moosehead Lake’ ~ 12″ x 16″

Amy Bickford ~ 'Portland Harbor' ~ Gouache 12" x 16"

Amy Bickford ~ ‘Portland Harbor’ ~ Gouache 12″ x 16″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Bickford ~ 'Deep in the Woods' ~ Gouach 20" x 16"

Amy Bickford ~ ‘Deep in the Woods’ ~ Gouache 20″ x 16″

 

Amy Bickford ~ "Doe a Deer' ~ Gouache 16" x 20"

Amy Bickford ~ ‘Doe a Deer’ ~ Gouache 16″ x 20″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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