For more than 50 years Petrea Noyes has created art with a focus on the figurative, usually in a landscape or enclosed space. Through the years Petrea's creative process has changed but her focus on the figurative remains constant. Her current body of work includes the use of newsprint, gesso, large-format inkjet printer and an assortment of acrylic gels and glazes to create figurative works that depict scenes from by gone days in a thoroughly modern and captivating way. Petrea's work is exhibited locally and nationally and is held in numerous corporate and public collections including the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston, Marriot Hotels in Hartford, Connecticut and Colorado State University.
A native of Long Island, New York Pam Cabanas attended Alfred University where she studied ceramic art at the famed New York State College of Ceramics in the 1970's. While at Alfred Pam "broadened her ideas about art and her place as an artist" and graduated with a BFA in painting and printmaking. Shortly after graduating she moved to New Mexico where she received an MA from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. After owning several businesses in New York Pam purchased a home in Maine. An established fine artist for 40+ years Pam's ink wash paintings and pastels focus on the islands, coves and ledges of her hometown in Friendship, ME. Cabanas sees her "paintings as self reflections of my awkward dance through life, love and Maine. I hope the work is evocative of mood and emotion. A soft spoken challenge to the tides, skies and seasons: reveal just a dime's worth of your mysteries."
William Steele's life is filled with art. A multi talented actor, director and professor of theater at the University of Southern Maine William didn't begin painting until about seven years ago. "In a life filled with art, whether acting, directing plays or painting my canvas has from the very beginning been heavily infuenced by my early years hauling lobster gear in Casco Bay. Gulls, shores, rocks, trees, boats and of course water dominate my impressions of those wonderful younger years." These memories are the inspiration for Steele's impressionistic style paintings in oil on canvas depicting scenes of the Maine coast. When he is not directing a play or acting William can be found in his office at the University of Southern Maine Gorham campus where he has been employed as a Professor of Theater for 35+ years. Steele has held governmental appointments to the Maine Arts Commission, the New England Foundation for the Arts and the Governor's Advisory Committee on Public Broadcasting.
After a 40+ year career as a building engineer Kenneth Burns has been "getting a kick out of life" while searching for who he is as an artist. Although Burns has taken courses at the Art Student's League of New York he considers himself mostly self taught creating his own signature style. A gifted artist working in a variety of media Kenneth creates paintings that span multiple genres: portraiture, coastal scenes and landscapes. Burn's inspiration comes from the "awesome beauty of nature" which inspires him to pursue his passion for art and life.
A native of Maine Kimberleigh Martul-March has a BFA in Studio Art and English. Before graduating from the University of Maine Kimberleigh traveled across Europe to introduce herself to Old World Art including works by Jan Vermeer and Frans Hals masters of storytelling through portraits. After college Kimberleigh made her way across the United States supporting herself through commission work and building houses until she found her way back to Maine where she currently lives. Martul-March is a fine and commercial artist who has a weakness for portraiture and "sees the world in faces, how they differ, change and reveal to us everything."
A gifted fine artist Julie Breau has painted for around fifteen years. Julie's landscape paintings in oil on canvas are inspired by the different natural colors in nature. Breau sees beauty everywhere she looks whether it's in the character of an old gnarly tree or in the contrast of colors found in a stormy sky. Julie has taken courses with artist Claire Robichaud of Auburn, Maine for many years. A resident of Auburn Julie is employed as a court reporter and page designer at the Lewiston Sun Journal.
After many years working as a software engineer and publishing entrepreneur Keith Weiskamp decided to pursue a career as an artist working with glass. Weiskamp's work is a contemporary mix of traditional Venetian glassblowing and Japanese metal foil techniques. From the first time he used a blow pipe Keith was intrigued with the art and challenges of making glass. Weiskamp's current body of work explores texture, shading and cold water finishing techniques. When not working in his glass studio in Arizona, Keith splits his time between his homes in Phoenix, AZ and Peaks Island, ME. Weiskamp's glass art is exhibited nationally and held in numerous private collections.
Rick Boyd a retired Nurse Anesthetist and potter for 40+ years continues to create ceramic art and pottery in his studio on Peaks Island, ME where he has lived since the mid 1970's. Rick works with a variety of clay bodies from high fire porcelain to low fire earthenware creating original hand made works of ceramic art and pottery. Boyd is "still amazed with the process of transforming balls of clay into works of art. It's about centering the human body and making a connection with the clay. My energy and the feel of the clay define the shape of the piece." All of Rick's work is wheel thrown or hand built. To ensure each piece is one of a kind no cast molds of originals are used and no commercial glazes are used in the creation of his work. Rick's ceramic art and pottery is exhibited nationally and is part of numerous private collections.
Richard Boyd Art Gallery is located on Peaks Island, Maine at the corner of Island Avenue and Epps Street. First building on the right. For additional information please contact curator Pamela Williamson by phone at 207-712-1097, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.richardboydartgallery.com.
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