Richard Boyd Art Gallery
Every week through Jan 29, 2023.
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Internationally renowned Maine artist C. R. (Bob) Bryant has created Maritime art for more than 60 years. Born in the eye of a hurricane in Central Florida, he created his first painting at age five. Later, as a member of the Palm Beach Museum of Art he painted on site copying, reproducing, and learning from the masters. Following his service in Southeast Asia, his understanding and appreciation of visual arts was enriched while living in Europe and devoting considerable time in the world’s great art museums, living and painting in the footsteps of the old masters.
Working primarily with oils using techniques of the old masters learned over years of study he became a master of realism. Well known for his ability to paint water he also has a working knowledge of sailing ships and today he is recognized as a leading international marine artist.
Relocating to the Pacific Northwest in 1988, his focus centered on preserving the rich Marine history of Puget Sound and his passion for classic sailing yachts. A key aspect of his work involves the human figure, seldom included in maritime paintings but frequently the subject of his work. Many of his paintings, specifically yachts, are portraits of crew and owners. His love for the sea evolved through his considerable sailing experiences, and he has never strayed far from the water.
Now living on the East coast Bob continues to create maritime paintings from his studio in Cape Neddick, Maine. He is a member of the Copley Society of Art Boston, the Copley Society Portrait Registry, and the Founder of PRIMA the Pacific Rim Institute of Marine Art.
His work is included in the permanent collection of the United States Coast Guard, numerous maritime museums, national and international corporations and private collections in Europe, Asia, the West Indies, and the Americas.
Image of Vera Gloucester a 48" x 36" oil on panel painting by C. R. Byant.