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Randy Eckard Exhibits at Richard Boyd Art Gallery
About the Artist:
Raised in North Carolina, Eckard studied at the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida and the Haywood School of Craft in Clyde, North Carolina. Randy says, "My approach to watercolor painting is nontraditional, in that I try to avoid the limitations and trappings of traditional watercolor techniques. Although traditional washes are an integral part of the painting process, I rely more on the layering of color with glazing and dry brush work. Moving between wet and dry on the same piece of paper achieves a variety of complimentary surfaces, which allows for the luminous quality of watercolor with added depth of color and texture.
Light plays an essential role in my paintings. It is as if the subtle or dramatic interplay of light and shadow become the subject more than the objects themselves. Light reveals the character, color, and texture of objects, whether man-made or natural. The alteration of lighted and shadowed planes produces powerful repeated patterns and can be an important element of design.
Subject matter has always been of paramount importance to me, especially with its tendency to come unexpectedly. Quiet, patient observation will almost always reveal the life of a subject, although frequently, the focus of my impression will change through the course of a painting. The paintings' titles offer clues to the experiences behind an inspiration."
About the Gallery:
Richard Boyd Art Gallery is a fine arts gallery located on Peaks Island in Portland, Maine. The gallery exhibits original works of art created by artists with a connection to the state of Maine, working in a broad range of styles from contemporary to traditional realism, covering an array of subjects, in a variety of mediums.
The gallery is open free of charge to the public.During the months of April through October the gallery is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. From November through the end of March the gallery is open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Additional days and times by appointment.
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