Patricia Chandler A Solo Exhibition of Paintings on Exhibit July 1 through July 30

Patricia Chandler ~ "Tide's Edge I" ~ Oil on Wood Panel 20" x 24"
Patricia Chandler ~ "Tide's Edge I" ~ Oil on Wood Panel 20" x 24"
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PORTLAND, Maine - May 9, 2018 - PRLog -- About the Exhibition and Reception

Richard Boyd Art Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of original paintings by artist Patricia Chandler on Sunday, July 1 at 10:00 a.m. with a meet the artist reception to follow on the 7th.

Born and raised in Maine, Pat's career as a trained fine and commercial artist spans more than five decades. A gifted fine artist living in Portland, ME she creates visual art in a range of styles and variety of mediums from oil to cold wax. Although based in realism, her current series of paintings represent a trend toward abstraction and depict her ongoing interest in mood, atmosphere, and spatial relationships.

You're invited to meet Pat at a reception at Richard Boyd Art Gallery Saturday, July 7 between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. when she will be available to discuss her work.

The exhibition is open free of charge between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily through July 30, 2018.

About Patricia Chandler

Pat received her BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI and MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. After several years working in the commercial field creating illustrations, she moved to Minnesota, where she renewed her interest in printmaking, moving back to Maine in 1971.

When asked about her career as an artist and art educator, Pat replied, "My imagery, though based on landscape, evolved from realism into expressionism and abstraction. Part of that transition was due to more experimental attitudes toward tools and materials. Most of my more recent work is a combination of those styles; however, there remains a love of realism."

Having lived in Portland, ME for the past three years, "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 twenty years, and then in the western woods for 14 years. It is all landscape of one variety or another, including the Portland Paintings. The variety of Maine's natural beauty is sufficient for many lifetimes of an artist."

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 broad range of styles from traditional realism to contemporary.

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 every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Additional days and times by chance or scheduled by appointment.

For more information about the exhibition or reception contact the gallery by phone at (207)-712-1097, via email at or visit the gallery's website at . Like us on Facebook at .

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