Richard Boyd Art Gallery

DECEMBER 2016 – JANUARY 2017: Holiday Offerings an Annual Exhibit of Visual Arts

Pat Chandler ~ 'Diana's Table' ~ Oil on Panel 10" x 22"

(Portland, ME) Richard Boyd Art Gallery opens an annual exhibition of visual arts created by gallery artists on Friday, December 2 at 10:00 a.m. The exhibit features a selection of visual works of art by artists’ Pat Chandler – paintings in oil and mixed media; Paul Noël  – paintings in oil and a graphite drawing; and Austin Stilphen – paintings in oil.

‘Holiday Offerings’ is open free of charge between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through January 29, 2017. Additional days and times can be scheduled by appointment.

About the Artists


Pat Chandler ~ "Old House" ~ Mixed Media 13.5" x 10.75"

Pat Chandler ~ “Old House” ~ Mixed Media 13.5″ x 10.75″

Pat Chandler has an MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. A native of Maine, she has created art in one form or another for more than five decades. Pat says, “My creative process and production inevitably refer to my geographic roots. In my work realism sometimes asserts itself as a meditative study of sorts. A few of my paintings were a result of learning “Old Master” techniques. In all of my paintings there is a continuum that began in realism and over time evolved into more expressionistic, abstracted works.”












Paul Noel ~ 'Rachael Carson Animal Refuge' ~ Oil on Canvas 30" x 40"

Paul Noel ~ ‘Rachael Carson Animal Refuge’ ~ Oil on Canvas 30″ x 40″

Paul Noël is a member of the Newburyport Art Association and the Copley Society of Boston, and recently retired from a forty year career as an Interior Designer with a client list spanning the United States. Paul says, “I dabbled in art, here and there, but never had the time or motivation that I have now. I can now paint with a passion and carefree attitude, with no distractions. I have taken courses along the way including a four month sojourn to Paris to immerse myself in painting. I left Paris with a new found spirit and ability which I could never have discovered, in small doses, in Maine. This was the tipping point to my life as a fine artist.”







Austin Stilphen ~ 'From Sawyer Mountain' ~ Oil on Canvas 16" x 20"

Austin Stilphen ~ ‘From Sawyer Mountain’ ~ Oil on Canvas 16″ x 20″

Austin Stilphen is a twenty year old art student whose paintings in oil depict his interpretation of rural landscapes untouched by modernization. He 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 says, “I create these paintings in hopes people will understand and appreciate what we have on this planet. When we wake up tomorrow it could all just vanish. It is a precious gift and we should make it our duty to preserve and protect what little we have left of it.”




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 visual art in a broad range of styles and mediums.

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 the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Additional days and times can be scheduled by appointment.

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