Richard Boyd Art Gallery

June 2021: Works in Watercolor by Randy Eckard a Solo Exhibition of Paintings

Richard Boyd Art Gallery is pleased to present the fifth annual solo exhibition of watercolor paintings by noted artist Randy Eckard on June 1st at 10:00 a.m.

Raised in North Carolina, Randy studied at the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida and the Haywood School of Craft in Clyde, North Carolina. A trained commercial and fine artist living in Blue Hill, Maine his career as a fine artist working exclusively with watercolors spans more than three decades.

Randy is known for his use of light and shadow, with the subject of most of his paintings being light and how it defines and shapes the scene before him. His watercolor paintings capture the timeless beauty and charm of Maine’s architecture and landscape, and his ability to capture the beauty and nuances of simply utilitarian objects in watercolor is magical.

When asked about his career as an artist Randy replied, “I’m closing in on forty years of working with watercolors. For several years I was fascinated by the versatility and wonder of drawing with pencil, and pen and ink. An HB pencil, a kneaded eraser, and a sheet of bristol board, opened up a world or exploration in black and white. At the urging of a friend I tried adding watercolor to the early stages of my drawings, and I was soon painting more than drawing. My love of drawing never diminished, and continues with quite detailed drawings in preparation for painting.

Inspirations pour in from the beautiful and dramatic coastline of Downeast Maine, where I have lived for the past twenty-five years. The drawings, watercolors, and tempera paintings of Andrew Wyeth, have guided and fostered my sensibilities for most of my years as a painter. Reading about the techniques of drybrush and glazing, brought to the forefront by Wyeth, revealed a method of working with watercolor where my love of drawing could be paired with my new-found love of watercolor.

As a young boy, growing up in the Piedmont area of North Carolina, I began noticing and responding to the warm glow and cool, contrasting shadows of late afternoons. Those early observations of light would become the focus of my paintings. Light reveals the character, color, and texture of objects, whether man-made or natural, and the alternation of lighted and shadowed planes produce powerful repeated patterns and are an important element of design.

Early on I realized how quiet observation would most always reveal the life of a subject, and I learned to pay attention to sparks of inspiration, often arriving unexpectedly during my solitary wanderings along the backroads of coastal Maine.”

 

For two years in a row Randy was selected as one of Maine’s most noteworthy artists for The artmaine Annual Guide. He has won over 190 awards for his paintings in watercolor throughout New England and the Southeast recently winning the Red Ribbon Award in Watercolor, Graphics, and Drawings at the Vero Beach, Florida 2021 Under the Oaks Arts Festival. His work is widely collected and included in numerous private and corporate collections

The exhibit is on view free of charge between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily through June 29, 2021. Below are images of Randy’s paintings on exhibit in the gallery. Please note, images are for reference only, no image can capture the depth and nuances of an original work of art as seen in person at the gallery.

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See you at the gallery. – Pam and Rick

 

RANDY ECKARD- LEARN MORE

Randy Eckard ~ ‘Growing In’ ~ Original Watercolor on Paper 20″ x 28″ Retail $4500.

Randy Eckard ~ ‘Restless Calm’ ~ Original Watercolor on Paper 15″ x 21″ $3800.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randy Eckard ~ ‘Leaving the Island’ ~ Original Watercolor on Paper 28″ x 20″ Retail $4500.

 

Randy Eckard ~ ‘Lone Spruce’ ~ Original Watercolor on Paper 20″ x 28″ $ 4500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randy Eckard ~ ‘Call To Serve’ ~ Original Watercolor on Paper 12″ x 8″ Retail $1800

Randy Eckard ~ ‘Across the Field’ ~ Original Watercolor on Paper 20″ x 28″ Retail $4500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randy Eckard ~ ‘Out of the Fog’ ~ Original Watercolor on Paper 20″ x 28″ Retail $4500.

Randy Eckard ~ ‘Drydock’ ~ Original Watercolor on Paper 21″ x 29″ Retail $4500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randy Eckard ~ ‘Could Still Be Surprised’ ~ Original Watercolor 8″ x 12″ Retail $1800

Randy Eckard ~ ‘Spaces Between’ ~ Original Watercolor on Paper 14″ x 20.5″ Retail $3600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randy Eckard ~ ‘Century Later’ ~ Original Watercolor 20.5″ x 14″ Retail $3800

 

Randy Eckard ~ ‘Garage Window’ ~ Original Watercolor 8″ x 12″ Retail $1800

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randy Eckard ~ ‘Missing Piece’ ~ Original Watercolor on Paper 12″ x 18″ Retail $2500.

Randy Eckard ~ ‘Come Around’ ~ Original Watercolor 12″ x 8″ Retail $1600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randy Eckard ~ ‘From Another Time’ ~ Original Watercolor on Paper 21″ x 15″ Retail $4200.

 

Randy Eckard ~ ‘Late Summer Splendor’ ~ Original Watercolor 8″ x 12″ Retail $1900.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randy Eckard ~ ‘Through Many Lives’ ~ Original Watercolor 12″ x 8″ Retail $1600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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