Patricia Chandler a Solo Exhibit of Paintings July 2 through July 30


  • May 11, 2020

About the Exhibit

Richard Boyd Art Gallery is honored to open another great solo exhibition of paintings by noted artist and educator Patricia Chandler on July 2nd at 10:00 a.m.  This is Pat’s fourth solo at the gallery and each year her show is amazing. This year’s exhibit is comprised of over 25 paintings in a range of styles from traditional realism to contemporary abstracts.

Born and raised in Maine, Pat’s career as a commercial and fine artist, spans six 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 and painting at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, moving back to Maine in 1971, later becoming an Adjunct Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Maine from 2005 to 2014.

The exhibit is on view free of charge between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily through July 30, 2020. Images of paintings hanging in the gallery will be available for viewing on the gallery’s Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/RichardBoydArtGallery from July 2nd through July 30th. You can also view images on the gallery’s website http://www.richardboydartgallery.com click on the Current Exhibit tab.  

For more information about the exhibit contact the gallery by phone at (207)-712-1097 or via email at info@richardboydartgallery.com .

About Patricia Chandler

Patricia Chandler earned a BFA 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 and painting at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 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.

I thought in art school, and forever after, that there is no difference between the fields of art and science. I work in my studio with the same love of questioning, labor, study and discovery as the scientist in the laboratory.  We both know the questions we ask are unanswerable.  We both dedicate our lives to the exploration of what we can sense of our universe and of the world where we have our feet for the moment.  In these dedicated people a great struggle goes on with a life-giving satisfaction that is its own reward.

I am happy to be represented by a gallery given to the appreciation of the natural landscape.  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 have found it at the ocean in the coastal regions, the peninsulas and islands adjacent to Blue Hill and north of Ellsworth to Canada.  Because they are unspoiled, there is a strong sense of character and history.  The same is true of another place alive in memory, Baxter State Park and the wilderness west and north of it.  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 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 environment is sufficient for many lifetimes of an artist.”

Pat recently moved to South Portland, Maine where she continues to create paintings in a range of mediums and styles. Her work is widely collected and held in numerous private and corporate collections across the US.

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 range of styles from contemporary abstracts to traditional realism.

The gallery exhibits paintings from a variety of genres including still life and landscapes, limited edition bronze sculptures, and a select offering of works in clay. Exhibitions change monthly and include, solo, group, and theme exhibits so clients and visitors always discover something new and exciting when visiting the gallery.

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.

For more information about an exhibit contact the gallery by phone at (207)-712-1097, via email at info@richardboydartgallery.com or visit the gallery’s website at www.richardboydartgallery.com . To view images of works selected for the current month’s exhibit click on the Current Exhibit tab.

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15 Epps Street
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