John Whalley

Advancing the tradition of American realists and acknowledging the Dutch masters, John Whalley’s paintings go well beyond mere technique. His work exudes tremendous warmth, luminosity and charm. He responds to what he calls “the beauty that speaks softly.” He was born in Brooklyn, New York and currently lives in midcoast Maine. Whalley received his BFA…

Ed Douglas

Born in 1935, Ed Douglas began his fine arts education at the Rhode Island School of Design earning a BFA in 1963. He then attended the San Francisco Art Institute, where he studied with Richard Diebenkorn and received his MFA. Until his retirement Douglas taught drawing and painting at the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine…

Grant Drumheller

Grant Drumheller is more interested in light and gesture than narrative, he takes liberties with his approach to figures constructing them in a light infused composition seen from a bird’s eye view. He began making still life paintings of groups of toy animals lying on the floor in his studio, like big migrations. Prior to…

David Driskell

Highly regarded as an artist, scholar and curator, David Driskell is one of the world’s leading authorities on African American Art. He has been the recipient of thirteen honorary doctorates and has contributed significantly to scholarship in the history of art on the role of Black artists in America.  Born in 1931 in Eatonton, Georgia. …

George Lloyd

  George Lloyd is a painter and draftsman who has lived and worked in Portland ME for three decades. The initial and highly formative phase of his forty-five years long artistic career was spent in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a native Bostonian and a graduate of both the Rhode Island School of…

Mary Bourke

Drawing inspiration from Milton Avery, Arthur Dove and Marsden Hartley, Bourke recreates her world using her imagination and a vivid color palette. Her paintings celebrate the simple everyday places of summer memories, family outings and the nature found in her backyard. Her dreamlike paintings are designed to be anyone’s memories. Bourke writes about her work,…

Thomas Connolly

Thomas Connolly is a realist painter who is known for his architectural paintings of Portland, New York City and beyond. Connolly participated in the Maine College of Art Baie Ste. Marie residency program in New Edinburg, Nova Scotia. He was juried in to the 2011 Portland Museum of Art Biennial Exhibition, and the 2010 Center for Maine Contemporary…

Susan Barnes

Susan Barnes grew up in Alaska where the landscape was a constant inspiration. She received her MFA at SUNY Buffalo in New York in 1982. In addition, she attended Portland State University, University of Montana and the Rocky Mountain School of Photography. Her evocative landscapes combine elements of photography, collage and painting with a fluidity…

Jeff Bye

Jeff grew up in Long Meadow, Massachusetts. Because visual communication always interested him and at a young age he showed a talent for rendering, he decided to pursue art after graduation from high school.  In 1994, Bye graduated with a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and was selected by the European Honors  Program to…