Richard Boyd Art Gallery

October 2012: “Scenes From Maine: Landscapes and Seascapes”

(Peaks Island, ME), Richard Boyd Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of a multi-media offering of paintings featuring works by artists Bob Santandrea, Jeanne O’Toole Hayman and Jay LaBrie on October 5th at 10:00 am. The exhibit”Scenes From Maine Landscapes and Seascapes”, is a selection of oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel paintings depicting Maine’s coastline, islands and wilderness settings. The exhibit is on view, in the front gallery, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily through October 31, 2012. Image: “Blue Shutter Cove” by Bob Santandrea.

A patent attorney and chemist, Bob Santandrea’s paintings are not only a means of self expression but also a welcome departure from his day job. For many years Santandrea’s primary artistic interests were the human form and portraiture. After moving to Corning, New York Bob became more interested in landscapes and re-discovered his love of pastels. Santandrea is drawn to the bright colors and spontaneity that the medium allows. Working plein-air, Bob lays down an under painting in watercolor which adds a degree of luminosity to his work. The different effects provided by the softness and brilliance of pastel colors mixed with other media allow Santandrea to take a more impressionistic approach to his subject. Bob’s plein-air paintings capture the scenic beauty of Maine’s coastline and islands.

Living on an island off the coast of Maine, Jeanne O’Toole hayman is constantly inspired by the world around her. Well known for her paintings depicting landscapes, seascapes and coastal Maine scenes, Jeanne’s use of complex color combinations and thick impasto gestures add a distinctive depth and complexity to her paintings.

Jay LaBrie’s paintings depicting landscapes and seascapes from Casco Bay to St. John Valley, represent a moment in time. Jay’s use of color and subtle hues capture the beauty of each study and draw the viewer in for a closer look.

Richard Boyd Art Gallery is located on Peaks Island, ME, at the corner of Island Avenue and Epps Street, first building on the right. The gallery offers original 20th and 21st century works of art by established and emerging artists, with connections to the state of maine, working primarily in painting, sculpture, pottery and glass. An art studio producing hand made original works of art with a focus on ceramic art and pottery is located on the second floor. The gallery is open Aril through October form 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, November and December open Friday through Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and January through March by appointment only. The gallery is open additional hours by appointment or chance. Open on the first Friday of the month to 8:00 pm by appointment. For additional information please contact curator Pamela Williamson by phone at 207-712-1097, via email at info@richardboydpottery.com or info@richardboydartgallery.com or visit www.richardboydpottery.com.

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