Richard Boyd Art Gallery

July 2016 – Rob Anderson: A Solo Exhibition of Paintings

(Portland, ME) Richard Boyd Art Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of original paintings in oil by South Portland artist Rob Anderson on July 1 at 10 a.m. Rob works on the waterfront in Portland which offers him a unique opportunity to use painting as a visual record of his connection to this picturesque waterfront with its architectural diversity, crumbling old wharves, and blend of cultures.

Know for his traditional paintings style, Anderson’s recent series of paintings honor Maine’s working waterfronts and capture the vibrancy of life and commerce in Portland, one of Maine’s major maritime hubs. A gifted artist working with a variety of mediums, Rob’s paintings depict a range of scenes including commercial vessels, pleasure craft, and the iconic islands in Casco Bay. The exhibit is open free of charge between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily through July 30, 2016.

About Rob Anderson

When asked about his art education and experience Rob said, “I was born and raised on a cattle ranch in the Rocky Mountains where I fell in love with nature and began drawing at a young age. As a child I spent hours watching my scoutmaster noted Wildlife artist Clark Bronson paint and sculpt in his studio. I attended Brigham Young University, and studied art under the tutelage of Frank Magleby, and James Christensen. While at Brigham Young, I was chosen to travel and perform on the international Touring Dance Team representing the University.

My youth taught me appreciation for nature and its beauty. Dancing and touring across Europe and communist China among other places, instilled the hunger for travel and discovering other cultures. I’ve been lucky enough to paint on-site in some inspiring places. The Alaskan tundra, the British Isles…the grand Tetons and now the craggy coast of Maine. The possibilities here are endless. I do Love paintings.”

 

Rob Anderson ~ "Early Delivery" ~ Oil on Canvas 8" x 10"

Rob Anderson ~ “Early Delivery” ~ Oil on Canvas 8″ x 10″

Rob Anderson ~ "Heading Home" ~ Oil on Canvas 18" x 30"

Rob Anderson ~ “Heading Home” ~ Oil on Canvas 18″ x 30″

Rob Anderson ~ "Uncle Pete's Trawler" ~ Oil on Canvas 11" x 14"

Rob Anderson ~ “Uncle Pete’s Trawler” ~ Oil on Canvas 11″ x 14″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. Exhibitions change monthly and include solo, group and theme exhibits.

For additional information about the exhibit please contact the gallery by phone at 207-712-1097, via email at info@richardboydartgallery.com or visit Richard Boyd Art Gallery . For weekly news and updates please like the gallery on Facebook .

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