Roy Perkinson Exhibits at Richard Boyd Art Gallery

  • August 13, 2018

(Portland, ME) Richard Boyd Art Gallery welcomes Roy Perkinson to the group of artists represented by the gallery in southern Maine. Roy has a deep fascination for the visible world and how it works. He studied physics at MIT, art in a private art school and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and art history at Boston University. Subsequently he trained in paper conservation under F. W. Dolloff at the Museum of Fine arts, eventually becoming the head of the Museum's Virginia Herrick Deknatel Paper Conservation Laboratory. Roy's paintings are widely collected and held in museum, corporate, and private collections in the United States, Italy, England and France. Roy Perkinson's paintings will be on exhibit at Richard Boyd Art Gallery beginning September 1, 2018.

About Roy Perkinson

A life-long painter, when ask about the inspiration behind his works he replied, "There is an instant recognition that something I've observed could and must become a painting. These instants come as unexpected gifts, as if I suddenly found a pearl lying on a beach. I've come to realize that what arrests my attention in this way has several ingredients, but most important is a quality of light that evokes an emotion akin, perhaps, to feelings that can come from poetry. Also, I am drawn to a scene that has an underlying sense of geometry and combination of colors that I judge to contain the possibility of delicious harmonies.

Then comes the process of distilling and refining these elements while trying to use the special properties and personalities of the medium itself, whether oil, pastel or watercolor. In making a painting I want to allow the medium to have its own voice, but I try to imbue the medium with moods, memories, and visual delights I found in that original instant of recognition.

I grew up in Texas so it is not surprising that many of my paintings try to convey a sense of open spaces and often include attention to the sky, with its various moods and atmospherics." 

About Richard Boyd Art Gallery

Richard Boyd Art Gallery is an owner operated fine arts gallery representing a diverse group of established and emerging artists with a connection to the the state of Maine. The gallery exhibits original paintings in a range of genres from landscapes to still life, limited edition bronze sculptures, and a select offering of works in glass and works in clay. Exhibitions change monthly and include solo, group and theme exhibits so clients and visitors can always discover something new a exciting when they visit the gallery.

The gallery is open free of charge year round. 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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