ALISON RECTOR
Party of Four at Five
oil on linen, 24 x 24 inches
$4800
ALISON RECTOR
Siesta
oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches
SOLD
ALISON RECTOR
The Vote
oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches
SOLD
ALISON RECTOR
Election Eve
oil on linen, 41 x 41 inches
$7800
ALISON RECTOR
High Noon
oil on linen, 10 x 10 inches
$2000
ALISON RECTOR
Oak Grove Conversation
oil on linen, 10 x 10 inches
$2000
ALISON RECTOR
Eggemoggin Reach
oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches
$2000
ALISON RECTOR
The Coming Day (Inn Dawn)
oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches
SOLD
ALISON RECTOR
Fireflies (Inn Dusk)
oil on linen, 10 x 10 inches
SOLD
ALISON RECTOR
Windbreaker
oil on linen, 20 x 20 inches
SOLD
ALISON RECTOR
Fundy Rising
oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches
SOLD
ALISON RECTOR
Crickets and Roses
oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches
$2000
ALISON RECTOR
Island Fueling
oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches
$2000
ALISON RECTOR
Summer Shave
oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches
SOLD
ALISON RECTOR
Bedtime Story
oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches
$2000
ALISON RECTOR
Elevenses
oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches
$2000
ALISON RECTOR
Winter Morning, Portland Studio
oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches
SOLD
ALISON RECTOR
Shore Breeze
oil on linen, 20 x 20 inches
SOLD
ALISON RECTOR
Sea Beam
oil on panel, 12 x 16 inches
SOLD
ALISON RECTOR
Last Light, Newbury Neck
oil on panel, 12 x 16 inches
SOLD
ALISON RECTOR
Suzanne's Store
oil on panel, 8 x 16 inches
$2200
ALISON RECTOR
Fisherman's Cove
oil on panel, 8 x 16 inches
SOLD
ALISON RECTOR
The Children’s Room, Blue Hill Library
oil on linen, 20 x 20 inches
$4500
ALISON RECTOR
Ticking
oil on linen, 48 x 48 inches
$8500
ALISON RECTOR
The Freshet
oil on linen, 20 x 20 inches
$4500
ALISON RECTOR
Daydream
oil on linen, 36 x 36 inches
$6500
ALISON RECTOR
How the Light Gets In
oil on panel, 14 x 14 inches
$2500
ALISON RECTOR
Sisters
oil on linen, 21 x 24 inches
$4200
ALISON RECTOR
Garnet in The Gloaming
oil on linen, 30 x 30 inches
$5500
ALISON RECTOR
Reverie in the Boathouse
oil on linen, 28 x 36 inches
$5500
ALISON RECTOR
The Radiant Island
oil on linen, 22 x 48 inches
$5500
ALISON RECTOR
Easter
oil on linen, 28 x 28 inches
$5200
ALISON RECTOR
Entering Circulation
oil on linen, 20 x 20 inches
$4500
ALISON RECTOR
January
oil on panel, 8 x 8 inches
$1500
ALISON RECTOR
Last Light Spring Day
oil on panel, 8 x 8 inches
$1400
ALISON RECTOR
Courtyard
oil on panel, 14 x 14 inches
$2200
ALISON RECTOR Party of Four at Five oil on linen, 24 x 24 inches $4800
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ALISON RECTOR Siesta oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches SOLD
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ALISON RECTOR The Vote oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches SOLD
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ALISON RECTOR Election Eve oil on linen, 41 x 41 inches $7800
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ALISON RECTOR High Noon oil on linen, 10 x 10 inches $2000
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ALISON RECTOR Oak Grove Conversation oil on linen, 10 x 10 inches $2000
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ALISON RECTOR Eggemoggin Reach oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches $2000
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ALISON RECTOR The Coming Day (Inn Dawn) oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches SOLD
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ALISON RECTOR Fireflies (Inn Dusk) oil on linen, 10 x 10 inches SOLD
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ALISON RECTOR Windbreaker oil on linen, 20 x 20 inches SOLD
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ALISON RECTOR Fundy Rising oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches SOLD
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ALISON RECTOR Crickets and Roses oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches $2000
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ALISON RECTOR Island Fueling oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches $2000
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ALISON RECTOR Summer Shave oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches SOLD
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ALISON RECTOR Bedtime Story oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches $2000
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ALISON RECTOR Elevenses oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches $2000
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ALISON RECTOR Winter Morning, Portland Studio oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches SOLD
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ALISON RECTOR Shore Breeze oil on linen, 20 x 20 inches SOLD
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ALISON RECTOR Sea Beam oil on panel, 12 x 16 inches SOLD
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ALISON RECTOR Last Light, Newbury Neck oil on panel, 12 x 16 inches SOLD
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ALISON RECTOR Suzanne's Store oil on panel, 8 x 16 inches $2200
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ALISON RECTOR Fisherman's Cove oil on panel, 8 x 16 inches SOLD
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ALISON RECTOR The Children’s Room, Blue Hill Library oil on linen, 20 x 20 inches $4500
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ALISON RECTOR Ticking oil on linen, 48 x 48 inches $8500
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ALISON RECTOR The Freshet oil on linen, 20 x 20 inches $4500
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ALISON RECTOR Daydream oil on linen, 36 x 36 inches $6500
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ALISON RECTOR How the Light Gets In oil on panel, 14 x 14 inches $2500
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ALISON RECTOR Sisters oil on linen, 21 x 24 inches $4200
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ALISON RECTOR Garnet in The Gloaming oil on linen, 30 x 30 inches $5500
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ALISON RECTOR Reverie in the Boathouse oil on linen, 28 x 36 inches $5500
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ALISON RECTOR The Radiant Island oil on linen, 22 x 48 inches $5500
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ALISON RECTOR Easter oil on linen, 28 x 28 inches $5200
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ALISON RECTOR Entering Circulation oil on linen, 20 x 20 inches $4500
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ALISON RECTOR January oil on panel, 8 x 8 inches $1500
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ALISON RECTOR Last Light Spring Day oil on panel, 8 x 8 inches $1400
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ALISON RECTOR Courtyard oil on panel, 14 x 14 inches $2200
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Alison Rector Biography

Alison Rector is a representational painter and silkscreen printmaker, who is best know for her luminous painting of interiors. For Shared Quiet, her 2014 solo show at Courthouse Gallery, Rector focused on a series of Maine libraries, in particular the Carnegie Libraries. She was inspired by their architecture, and their presence in small communities. By the early twentieth century, a Carnegie library was often the most imposing structure in hundreds of small American communities, and Maine has eighteen of them.

Rector’s paintings are psychological portraits of forgotten places. She often looks for ordinary or neglected spaces in order to depict an extraordinary moment. She paints with oils and uses light falling across objects or filtering through windows and doors to create a sense of atmosphere and allure. Poet Bruce Pratt captures the essence of Rector’s work:

When I study her paintings, I sense that I am standing in them in real time, smelling new paint or old must, feeling the sea breeze luffing the curtains or the dry heat rising from a woodstove, hearing the creak of the stairs or the whistle of the kettle, tasting meals long ago eaten at now unoccupied tables. Like James Joyce’s prose, Alison’s art stimulates all of our senses, elevating the prosaic to the majestic, which is why her work inspires ekphrastic responses—poems that comment on another work of art such as Keats’s “Ode on a Grecian Urn.”

Rector holds a BA in Painting from Brown University. She has been featured in Art New EnglandThe Gettysburg ReviewMaine Home + Design, and Carl Little’s books More Paintings of MaineArt of Acadia and Paintings of Portland. Her work has been in numerous exhibitions, several biennials at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, including the 2018, and 2003 biennial at the Portland Museum of Art. In 2017, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art purchased a painting for their permanent collection and highlighted Rector’s work in a a solo exhibition “The Value of Thought.”

Rector’s work was highlighted in a solo exhibition at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, Maine.

 

Press

March/April 2019
Maine Boats Homes & Harbors
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Artist Alison Rector

“While many Maine painters are known for their depictions of the state’s iconic landscape, artist Alison Rector has gained acclaim for her interior views— light- filled spaces, both public and private. Prior to moving to Maine in 1990, Rector had painted portraits and self-portraits. Once settled in her new home here, she responded to her […]

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Publications

Exhibition Catalog 2020
Alison Rector: Hours of the Day
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Exhibition Catalog 2017
Janice Anthony and Alison Rector: How the Light Gets In
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Exhibition Catalog 2014
Alison Rector: Shared Quiet
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