Richard Boyd Art Gallery

Current Exhibit


A Solo Exhibit of Paintings

July 1- July 30

About the Exhibit and Reception

Patricia Chandler ~ 'Sunrise With Sea Smoke' ~ Oil on Panel 24" x 24"

Patricia Chandler ~ ‘Sunrise With Sea Smoke’ ~ Oil on Panel 21.5″ x 21.5″

Richard Boyd Art Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Patricia Chandler Saturday, July 1 at 10:00 a.m.

Born and raised in Maine, Pat’s career as a trained commercial and fine artist spans multiple genres including illustration, portraiture, and landscapes. Her current series of paintings represent a trend toward abstraction and depict her ongoing interest in mood, atmosphere, and spatial relationships.

The public is invited to meet Pat at a reception at Richard Boyd Art Gallery, on Saturday, July 1 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 through July 30, 2017.





About Patricia Chandler

Pat Chandler ~ 'Autumn Light' ~ Oil on Panel 48" x 24"

Pat Chandler ~ ‘Autumn Light’ ~ Oil on Panel 48″ x 24″

Pat Chandler 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 in Rochester, NY. After several years of working in the commercial field creating illustrations Pat moved to Minnesota, where she renewed her interest in printmaking, moving back to Maine in 1971.

When asked about the inspiration for her work Pat said, “Maine’s more remote regions inspired much of my artwork to the same degree that its landscapes informed my early life. My creative process and production inevitably refer to my geographic roots. Throughout my 50 year career as a commercial and fine artist, I have retained an interest in various forms of realism persisting in 20th and 21st century art.

Although a few of my paintings are a result of learning old master techniques, in my work realism sometimes asserts itself as a meditative study of sorts. In all of my paintings there is a continuum that began in realism but over time evolved into more expressionistic, abstracted works.”

For years Pat’s focus has been the creation of fine art, but on occasion she will receive and accept a commercial illustration proposal. As in 2013, when she was asked by Henry Hamilton to illustrate his children’s book of tales. Pat says, “It was one of the most enjoyable labors of my career to imagine and execute the scenarios evoked by Henry’s poetry.”

To follow are some images of original paintings by Pat Chandler available for purchase at her solo exhibit of paintings at Richard Boyd Art Gallery. See you at the gallery!




Pat Chandler ~ 'Late Afternoon Cove' ~ 24" x 48"

Pat Chandler ~ ‘Late Afternoon Cove’ ~ 24″ x 48″

Pat Chandler ~ 'Singing Bridge' ~ 14" x 12.5"

Pat Chandler ~ ‘Singing Bridge’ ~ Mixed Media 14″ x 12.5












Pat Chandler ~ 'Night Drive' ~ Oil on Panel 48" x 24"

Pat Chandler ~ ‘Night Drive’ ~ Oil on Panel 48″ x 24″

Pat Chandler ~ 'Early Spring' ~ Mixed Media on Panel 48" x 24"

Pat Chandler ~ ‘Early Spring’ ~ Mixed Media on Panel 48″ x 24″
























Pat Chandler ~ 'Underwater Rocks' ~ Diptych Oil 30" x 48"

Pat Chandler ~ ‘Underwater Rocks’ ~ Diptych oil 30″ x 48″

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

Pat Chandler ~ ‘Driftwood Marsh’ ~ Oil on Panel 24″ x 24″



















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