Annual "Wildlife and Animal Theme Art Exhibit" April 1-29 at Richard Boyd Art Gallery

Amy Bickford ~ "Blue Heron" ~ Acrylic based Gouache 18" x 24"
Amy Bickford ~ "Blue Heron" ~ Acrylic based Gouache 18" x 24"
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PORTLAND, Maine - Feb. 19, 2016 - PRLog -- Richard Boyd Art Gallery located on Peaks Island in Portland, Maine is pleased to present the annual Wildlife and Animal Theme Art exhibit on Friday, April 1 at 10:00 a.m. The exhibit features a selection of paintings and sculptures depicting animals in a variety of settings including sporting and wildlife scenes, and a select offering of animal portraits. Included in the exhibit are works by artists' Rob Anderson - paintings in oil; Amy Bickford - paintings in acrylic based gouache, watercolor and mixed media; and Charles Ellithorpe, DVM - limited edition bronze sculptures. The public is invited to the opening reception at Richard Boyd Art Gallery on Friday, April 1 between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The exhibit is on view free of charge to the public between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily through April 29, 2016.

Amy Bickford is a multi-talented artist whose current portfolio of paintings includes a selection of works depicting a broad range of animals from avian to equine. Amy works in a variety of mediums but prefers working with acrylic based gouache or watercolor. Her ability to capture an animal's personality and physical attributes with great accuracy and authenticity is coveted by collectors. A graduate of the Maine College of Art (MECA), Amy says, "Since graduating I've held a variety of jobs while continuing to create art works for individual clients, corporations, and small businesses, including painting murals for the Children's Museum of Art, and recreating the artwork on the ceiling of St. John's Cathedral in Bangor, Maine. Through the years, I've been fortunate to use my talent and love of painting to bring happiness to others."

Rob Anderson's wildlife paintings in oil on canvas were inspired by scenes from his travels around the globe and depict animals in a variety of settings. Rob's ability to capture in detail, each animal depicted in a scene, invites the viewer in for a closer look. Born and raised on a cattle ranch in the Rocky Mountains, Anderson began his art education at an early age, studying with his scoutmaster noted Wildlife artist Clark Bronson. Rob continued his art education at Brigham Young University, studying under the tutelage of Frank Magleby, and James Christensen. In 1998, Anderson moved to Maine. His continued love of travel has resulted in an extensive portfolio of paintings depicting wildlife, mountain ranges, glaciers, and Maine's working waterfront.

Charles Ellithorpe, DVM is an award winning sculptor and practicing small animal veterinarian in Brunswick, Maine. After graduating from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991, Charles lived in Washington and Montana before moving to mid-coast Maine. Charles describes himself as a self-taught artist, but gives credit to his formal training in animal anatomy and years as a veterinary surgeon. His limited edition bronze sculptures show his dedication to realism and detail. An avid outdoors man, Charles was an active volunteer veterinarian with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and has been involved in hundreds of hours of hands-on elk management and relocation projects. Charles' sculptures are part of numerous private collections across the United States and Mexico.

Richard Boyd Art Gallery is located at the corner of Island Avenue and Epps Street in the first building on the right, on the first floor. For additional information about the reception or exhibit please contact the gallery by phone at 207-712-1097, email or visit . For weekly news or updates please like the gallery on Facebook at .

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