Richard Boyd Art Gallery

October 2016 – Annual Scenes of Maine Exhibit

Pat Chandler ~ "Morning Stream - Diptych" ~ Cold Wax with Oil 18" x 36"

(Portland, ME) Richard Boyd Art Gallery opens Scenes of Maine an annual exhibition of visual arts depicting imagery from Maine on October 1 at 10:00 a.m. The exhibit showcases the diversity of subject matter in Maine which has long been a source of inspiration for artists. On view are paintings in a variety of mediums and styles depicting scenes from the interior, to the islands, coves, and working waterfronts in Maine. Each work is the artist’s interpretation of a scene in Maine.

On exhibit are paintings by Pat Chandler – oil and mixed media; Julianne Garvey – watercolor; Jane Herbert – acrylic; Rabee Kiwan – oil and watercolors; Wilson Stewart -acrylic; and images in pastel by Kim Skillin Traina. The exhibit is open free of charge between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily through October 31, 2016.

About the Artists

Pat Chandler ~ "Old House" ~ Mixed Media 13.5" x 10.75"

Pat Chandler ~ “Old House” ~ Mixed Media 13.5″ x 10.75″

A visual artist born and raised in Maine, Pat Chandler has created art in one form or another for more than five decades. When asked about her creative process and style Pat said, “In all of my paintings there is a continuum that began in realism and over time evolved into more expressionistic works. My creative process and production inevitably refer to my geographic roots. Maine’s more remote regions inspired many of my later paintings to the same degree that landscape informed my early life.”










Julianne Garvey ~ "Misty Day" ~ Watercolor on Paper 17" x 13"

Julianne Garvey ~ “Misty Day” ~ Watercolor on Paper 17″ x 13″

A multi-talented artist working with a variety of mediums Julianne Garvey moved to Maine in 1980. She 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.”













Jane Herbert ~ "Tugs Portland Harbor" ~ Acrylic on Canvas 12" x 24"

Jane Herbert ~ “Tugs Portland Harbor” ~ Acrylic on Canvas 12″ x 24″

A year round resident of Damariscotta, Jane Herbert responds to the ever changing colors, life and mood of coastal Maine by creating paintings in a traditional style. Her current series of paintings in acrylic are based on her observation of the working waterfronts, harbors and beautiful, but rugged coast of Maine.









Rabee Kiwan ~ "Pink Fog and Rocks" ~ oil on Panel 12" x 16"

Rabee Kiwan ~ “Pink Fog and Rocks” ~ Oil on Panel 12″ x 16″

Rabee Kiwan is a certified Internal Medicine Specialist practicing in Portland, ME who has created art on and off again for many years. Rabee grew up in Lebanon, where his art was influenced by the sounds, tastes, and diversity of cultures in the area. Rabee moved to the United States in 2002, moving from Ohio to Maine in 2006. When asked about his love of art Rabee said, “Art is not only an escape mechanism, it is a passion. I see paintings and colors in everything around me. Even ordinary things can make magnificent paintings when you put your feelings into it.”








Wilson Stewart ` "Looking West From Long" ~ Acrylic on Canvas 18" x 24"

Wilson Stewart ~ “Looking West From Long” ~ Acrylic on Canvas 18″ x 24″

Wilson Stewart is a visual artist and Licensed Land Surveyor living in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Influenced by his grandmother, a gifted sketch artist, Wilson has drawn on and off again since childhood. Mainly self-taught, Wilson began painting later in life. His primary artistic interests include landscapes and figurative works. Many of Wilson’s paintings depict his interpretation of nature and scenes of daily life.












Kim Skillin Traina ~ "From Five Islands" ~ Pastels on Paper

Kim Skillin Traina ~ “From Five Islands” ~ Pastels on Paper

Kim Skillin Traina is a graduate of Southeastern Massachusetts University with majors in visual design and photography. Her career as a graphic designer and photographer spans more than 3 decades. Kim says, “My creative process evolved from doing things by hand and developing images in the darkroom, to creating on the computer. Six years ago, my love of the Maine coast and drawing inspired me to create works en plein air. I selected pastels as my medium. Creating work in pastel allows me to capture the magic of the moment. My creativity is my expression of my passion for life, for nature, and of deep gratitude for this incredible place I live in.”










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 visual art in a broad range of styles from contemporary to traditional realism.

During the months of April through October the gallery is open between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily. From November through the end of March the gallery is open between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Additional days and times can be scheduled by appointment.

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