Patricia Chandler a Solo Exhibition of Paintings July 2 through July 30
- May 15, 2019
About the Exhibit and Reception
Join us Tuesday, July 2 for the opening of a solo exhibition of paintings by noted artist and educator Patricia Chandler, with a meet the artist reception to follow on the 13th.
Born and raised in Maine, Pat’s career as a commercial and fine artist, spans five decades. She earned a BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island and a MFA in Paintings and Printmaking from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.
After several years working in the commercial field creating illustrations, Pat moved to Minnesota, where she renewed her interest in printmaking, moving back to Maine in 1971, later becoming an Adjunct Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Maine from 2005 to 2014. Pat moved to Portland, Maine around five years ago. Her portfolio of original paintings includes works across all genres, in a range of styles from contemporary to traditional realism, created with a variety of mediums.
You’re invited to meet Pat Chandler at Richard Boyd Art Gallery Saturday, July 13 between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. when she will be available to discuss her work and career as a fine and commercial artist spanning five decades. Don’t miss this opportunity to speak with an amazing woman and artist!
The exhibit is open free of charge between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily through July 30, 2019.
About Patricia Chandler
Patricia Chandlerearned aBFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island and MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. After several years of working in the commercial field creating illustrations Pat moved to Minnesota, where she renewed her interest in printmaking, moving back to Maine in 1971, later becoming an Adjunct Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Maine from 2005 to 2014.
When asked about her creative process and style Pat said, “Maine’s more remote regions inspired much of my artwork to the same degree that its landscapes informed my early life. My creative process and production inevitably refer to my geographic roots.
Ever since I can remember, the trees and woods, mountains, lakes and fields of Maine have been where my mental, physical, and emotional balance could be restored; there I went as a child whenever I craved alone-ness and mental silence, and it is still the same. I explored that large and gorgeous area on foot and in canoes as a camper and counselor until I left Maine for art school.
The influence of those sensual memories emerges strongly when I work in the studio. My imagery, though based on landscape, evolved from realism into expressionism and abstraction. Part of that transition was due to more experimental attitudes toward tools and materials. Most of my more recent work is a combination of those styles; however, there remains a love of realism.
Having lived in Portland, ME for the past four and a half years, my work includes realistic images of Portland that have a very personal flavor. Portland has its own color, its history and warmth, which irresistibly gets expressed in realism. Previous work was done while living on the coast for close to 20 years, and then in the western woods for 14 years. It is all landscape of one variety or another, including the Portland paintings.
The realistic paintings seek to record places and certain senses of space and color in sites more visited in the summer by people from other places. Those are more meditative in practice--exercises. The expressionistic, semi-abstract images touch the feeling associated with those wilderness regions of forest and ocean. One feels, “No one has ever been here before.” The variety of Maine’s natural beauty is sufficient for many lifetimes of an artist.”
About The Gallery
Richard Boyd Art Gallery is an owner operated fine arts gallery located on Peaks Island in Portland, ME. The gallery represents a diverse group of 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 traditional realism to contemporary.
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 by chance or scheduled by appointment.
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