Richard Boyd Art Gallery

November 2014 – ‘Serenity’

Katharine Cartwright ` "Trapped II" ~ Watercolor on Paper

Katharine Cartwright ~ “Trapped II” ~ Watercolor on paper

(Portland, ME) Richard Boyd Art Gallery opens ‘Serenity’ an annual exhibition of paintings by gallery artists on November 1, at 10:00 a.m.  The exhibit features a selection of paintings in a variety of styles and media that evoke feelings of tranquility or calmness in the viewer. On view are paintings by artists’ Katharine Cartwright, NWS – watercolor on paper and oil on canvas; Pam Cabañas – monochromatic ink wash on paper; Rob Anderson – oil on canvas; Amy Bickford – acrylic based gouache on gesso board; and Bob Santandrea – pastel on paper.

The exhibit is open free of charge to the public through November 30, 2014. During the months of November through March the gallery is operates under it’s Fall/Winter schedule is open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Richard Boyd Art Gallery will open additional days and times by appointment.

 

Rob Anderson ` Ice on the Slip" ~ Oil on Canvas 16" x 20"
Rob Anderson ~ “Ice on the Slip” ~ Oil on Canvas 16″ x 20″

 A multi-talented artist working in a variety of media, Rob Anderson was born and raised on a cattle ranch in the Rocky Mountains. He began his art education at an early age studying with his scoutmaster noted Wildlife artist Clark Bronson. He continued his art education at Brigham Young University, studying under the tutelage of Frank Magleby, and James Christensen. Rob has traveled extensively, including trips to China, Ireland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Europe, and the Caribbean, recording images from his travels in sketchbooks and journals for future reference. In 1998, Rob moved to Maine taking a job with Casco Bay Lines ferry service as an operations agent. Working primarily in oil, Rob’s current body of work was inspired by the harbors, sailing vessels, and ever changing Maine coast.

 

 

 

Amy Bickford ~ "Silent Woods" ~ 16" x 20" Acrylic Based Gouache on Gesso Board
Amy Bickford ~ “Silent Woods” ~ 16″ x 20″ Acrylic Based Gouache on Gesso Board

 

Amy Bickford is agraduate of the Maine College of Art and has lived in the Portland, Maine area since 1979. Over the years she has been involved in many different forms of the arts, painting murals for the Children’s Museum, recreating the artwork on the ceiling of ST. John’s Cathedral in Bangor, as well as exhibiting works at local art venues in and around Portland. Painting primarily in watercolor or acrylic based gouache on gesso board, her subject matter is a diverse collection of flowers, animals, landscapes and seascapes, each evoking an amotion of its own.

 

 

 

 

 

Pam Cabanas ~ "Andy's Eyes" ~ Monochromatic Ink Wash ~ 20" x 26"
Pam Cabanas ~ “Andy’s Eyes” ~ Monochromatic Ink Wash ~ 20″ x 26″

 

Pam Cabañas’ paintings are inspired by the stunning visuals in the harsh and ever changing coast of Maine. In Pam’s words, “my work seeks to uncover the chords that bind the love of place with the creation and viewing of fine art. My exploration of the uninhabited islands of the Muscungus has led me into a series of paintings that I hope blend the shocking beauty of the coastal Maine environment with a self-portrait easily accessible to the hearts of my viewers.

 

 

 

 

Katharine Cartwright, NWS ~ "Neap Tide" ~ Oil on Canvas
Katharine Cartwright, NWS ~ Neap Tide” ~ Oil on Canvas

 

Katharine A. Cartwright, NWS is a noted scientist, and nationally recognized artist and art instuctor. In Katharine’s words, “my natural tendency is to think in images rather than words, and my paintings are expressions of those thoughts. The foundation for my work is the intended concept, or idea, which derives from my unique perception of the world. When a concept forms, I explore it for years by creating a series of paintings that result in concept expansion and nuanced meanings. The lexicon I use for expression includes not only the common morphemes such as the elements and principles of design, but also a hybrid vocabulary of unique and unusual combinations that support that concept. Each series varies in duration and significance, and may occur simultaneously with another.”

 

 

 

Bob Santandrea ~ "Salt Marsh" ~ Pastel on Paper 15" x 18"
Bob Santandrea ~ “Salt Marsh” ~ Pastel on Paper 15″ x 18″

 

Bob Santandrea is a patent attorney and chemist by training. Bob’s paintings are not only a means of self-expression, but also a welcome departure from his day job. For many years his primary artistic interests were the human fiqure and portaiture. After moving to Corning, NY Bob became more interested in landscapes and re-discovered his love of pastels. Santandrea is drawn to the colors and spontaneity that the medium allows. Weather permitting, Bob prefers to work en Plein Air to capture the natural colors and light of his surroundings.

 

 

 

 

The 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. For additional information about the exhibit please call the gallery at 207-712-1097, email info@richardboydartgallery.com or visit www.richardboydartgallery.com .

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