Richard Boyd Art Gallery

June 2015: Jane Herbert “In Sight of Land”

(Portland, ME) Richard Boyd Art Gallery announces the opening of “In Sight of Land” a solo exhibition of paintings by mid coast Maine artist Jane Herbert on Monday, June 1 at 10:00 am.  The public is invited to meet Jane at a reception in her honor at the gallery on Saturday, June 6 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm where she will be available to discuss her paintings.

Jane Herbert ~ "Stillness" ~ Acrylic on Canvas 18" x 24"

Jane Herbert ~ “Stillness” ~ Acrylic on Canvas 18″ x 24″

The intertidal rocks and islands of Maine’s coast are the subjects of Herbert’s current series of paintings, which she travels by skiff to reach. It is in this setting that Jane says she “responds to the expansive space, sky and sea with acrylic paint on canvas. The weather and time of day vary the scenes with color, light and mood.” Although, most of Jane’s paintings are created en plein air, the large canvases are created in her Damariscotta studio using photographs and the paintings done on location as references.

Jane Herbert ~ "Brightening" ~ Acrylic on Canvas 12" x 16"

Jane Herbert ~ “Brightening’ ~ Acrylic on Canvas 12″ x 16”

When asked about her education and experience Herbert remarked, “I have an unstructured approach to art and life that has served me well. Instead of earning a formal education I gathered my brushes and toured Europe in a micro-bus, painting and learning as I went. Life has been a creative, do-it-yourself adventure for me. Through my life I have embraced my creativity, and painting specifically. I love painting and I love sharing my work.”

Richard Boyd Art Gallery is located on Peaks Island in Portland, Maine at the corner of Island Avenue and Epps Street in the first building on the right, on the first floor. The exhibit is on view free of charge to the public from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily through June 30, 2015. For additional information about the reception or exhibit please contact the gallery by phone at 207-712-1097, via email at info@richardboydartgallery.com or visit www.richardboydartgallery.com . For weekly news and updates please like the gallery on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RichardBoydArtGallery .

Jane Herbert ~ "Anne's Desire" ~ Acrylic on Canvas 36" x 30"

Jane Herbert ~ “Anne’s Desire” ~ Acrylic on Canvas 36″ x 30″

 

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