Richard Boyd Art Gallery

May 2016 – Julianne Garvey: A Solo Exhibition of Paintings

Julianne Garvey ~ "Reid State Park - Rocks" ~ Watercolor on Paper 18" x 23"
Julianne Garvey ~ "Reid State Park - Rocks" ~ Watercolor on Paper 18" x 23"

Julianne Garvey ~ “Reid State Park – Rocks” ~ Watercolor on Paper 18″ x 23″

Richard Boyd Art Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings by Lewiston, ME artist Julianne Garvey on May 1 at 10 a.m. A multi-talented artist working with a variety of mediums, Julie moved to Maine in 1980. Her current portfolio of paintings include a selection of works in watercolor and mixed media depicting a variety of scenes inspired by the beauty of coastal and inland Maine. Julie’s paintings capture her observation of daily life and natural surroundings, and vary from landscapes to seascapes, and figurative works.

The public is invited to meet Julie at a reception at Richard Boyd Art Gallery on Saturday, May 7 between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. where she will be available to discuss her current series of paintings. The exhibit is open free of charge between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily through May 30, 2016.

About Julianne Garvey

Julie studied art at The University of Georgia, her first two years of college, later graduating from The College of William and Mary in Virginia. Julie says, “Since graduating, family life and work have taken the majority of my time, but have never dampened my enthusiasm for expressing myself through many different mediums, with my first love being watercolors.

From an early age I have always enjoyed whatever art was being taught at whatever grade level I was in at the time. My high school Art Teacher was encouraging and didn’t teach a formula of how to do something so much as how to look at something before engaging with it. It seems a natural thing for kids to use their imagination, experiment, and be creative and as artists we were encouraged more than others to keep at it, to do more. That’s probably when we lost the fear of criticism, when we experimented to see what would come to life next.

I’m not sure if any artist knows why we create art, beyond the simple fact that we do. Of course living in Maine, being surrounded by the constant beauty that abounds here, is my never-ending inspiration. I do know that I love creating art and just wouldn’t feel complete if I were not to do so.”

 

 

Julianne Garvey ~ "Thorncrag Winter Shadows" ~ Watercolor on Paper 9" x 18"

Julianne Garvey ~ “Thorncrag Winter Shadows” ~ Watercolor on Paper 9″ x 18″

 

Julianne Garvey ~ "Pemaquid Rocks" ~ Watercolor on Paper 23" x 29"

Julianne Garvey ~ “Pemaquid Rocks” ~ Watercolor on Paper 23″ x 29″

Julianne Garvey ~ Appalachian Trail" Watercolor on Paper 15" x 20"

Julianne Garvey ~ Appalachian Trail” ~ Watercolor on Paper 15″ x 20″

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