Works In Watercolor by Randy Eckard a Solo Exhibition of Paintings
- April 03, 2023
Richard Boyd Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the seventh solo exhibition of watercolor paintings by nationally renowned Maine watercolorist Randy Eckard on June 1st at 10:00 a.m.
Raised in North Carolina, Randy studied at the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida and the Haywood School of Craft in Clyde, North Carolina. A trained commercial and fine artist living in Blue Hill, Maine Randy’s career as a fine artist working exclusively with watercolors spans more than three decades.
Randy is known for his use of light and shadow, with the subject of most of his paintings being light and how it defines and shapes the scene before him. His realistic traditional style watercolor paintings depict the timeless beauty and charm of Maine’s architecture and landscapes.
Randy has won over 190 awards for his paintings in watercolor throughout New England and the Southeast most recently winning the Red Ribbon Award in Watercolor, Graphics, and Drawings at the Vero Beach, Florida 2021 Under the Oaks Arts Festival. His work is widely collected and included in numerous private and corporate collections.
The exhibit is on view free of charge from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily through June 29, 2023. For more information about the exhibit contact the gallery by phone (207)-712-1097, email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the gallery’s website www.richardboydartgallery.com .
About The Artist
When asked about his career as an artist Randy replied, “I’m closing in on forty years of working with watercolors. For several years I was fascinated by the versatility and wonder of drawing with pencil, and pen and ink. An HB pencil, a kneaded eraser, and a sheet of Bristol board, opened up a world or exploration in black and white. At the urging of a friend I tried adding watercolor to the early stages of my drawings, and I was soon painting more than drawing. My love of drawing never diminished, and continues with quite detailed drawings in preparation for painting.
Inspirations pour in from the beautiful and dramatic coastline of Downeast Maine where I have lived for many years. The drawings, watercolors, and tempera paintings of Andrew Wyeth, have guided and fostered my sensibilities for most of my years as a painter. Reading about the techniques of drybrush and glazing, brought to the forefront by Wyeth, revealed a method of working with watercolor where my love of drawing could be paired with my new-found love of watercolor.
As a young boy, growing up in the Piedmont area of North Carolina, I began noticing and responding to the warm glow and cool, contrasting shadows of late afternoons. Those early observations of light would become the focus of my paintings. Light reveals the character, color, and texture of objects, whether man-made or natural, and the alternation of lighted and shadowed planes produce powerful repeated patterns and are an important element of design.
Early on I realized how quiet observation would most always reveal the life of a subject, and I learned to pay attention to sparks of inspiration, often arriving unexpectedly during my solitary wanderings along the backroads of coastal Maine.”
About Richard Boyd Art Gallery
Richard Boyd Art Gallery an owner operated fine arts gallery represents a diverse group of nationally renowned and established artists. The gallery exhibits original paintings in a range of styles from multiple genres, limited edition bronze sculptures, and a select offering of works in clay. Exhibitions change monthly so clients and visitors always discover something new and exciting when visiting the gallery.
The gallery is open year-round. From the first of April through the end of October the gallery is open between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily. From the first of November through the end of March the gallery is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Additional days and times by chance or scheduled by appointment. For more information about the gallery call (207)-712-1097, email email@example.com or visit the gallery’s website www.richardboydartgallery.com .
For exhibit updates follow the gallery on Facebook www.facebook.com/RichardBoydArtGallery and on Instagram http://www.instagram.com/richardboydartgallery9327 .
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