WILLIAM IRVINE
A Break in the Clouds
oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches
$9800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Sailing the Bay
oil on panel, 24 x 30 inches
$4800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Storm Over Tinkers
oil on panel, 24 x 30 inches
$4800
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Lobsterman’s Table
oil on canvas, 30 x 36 inches
$7200
WILLIAM IRVINE
Under the Cloud
oil on panel, 30 x 40 inches
$7800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Day Sail
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Two Sail Boats
oil on panel, 24 x 30 inches
$4800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Heading Out
oil on canvas, 36 x 72 inches
SOLD
WILLIAM IRVINE
Evening Gulls
oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches
SOLD
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Sleeping Fisherman
oil on panel, 30 x 40 inches
SOLD
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Lobster Coast
oil on panel, 30 x 40 inches
$7800
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Lighthouse
oil on panel, 24 x 30 inches
SOLD
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Green Sea
oil on panel, 24 x 30 inches
SOLD
WILLIAM IRVINE
A Walk by the Sea
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
SOLD
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Breaking Cloud
oil on panel, 30 x 40 inches
$7800
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Blue Cloud
oil on panel, 24 x 30 inches
SOLD
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Approaching Storm
oil on panel, 24 x 30 inches
SOLD
WILLIAM IRVINE
Table with Mussels
oil on panel, 30 x 40 inches
$7800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Table with Lobsters
oil on panel, 30 x 40 inches
$7800
WILLIAM IRVINE
September Sail
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
SOLD
WILLIAM IRVINE
Passing Tinkers
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Evening Walk
oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches
SOLD
WILLIAM IRVINE
Evening Sail
oil on canvas, 24 x 30
$4800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Lobster and Bait Bags
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Evening Cloud
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Mermaid in the Fog
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
SOLD
WILLIAM IRVINE
Night Fishing
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7800
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Return
oil on canvas, 36 x 72 inches
$12,000
WILLIAM IRVINE
Day's End
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
$4800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Cloud Settling
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
SOLD
WILLIAM IRVINE
Table with Sea Urchins
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Girl with Hoop
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
$4800
William Irvine
Dora Dreaming
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Hauling the Traps
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7800
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Sleeping Sailor
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Under the Cloud
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Fishermen Resting
oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches
$9800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Coming About
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Resting Sailor
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Under the Rain Cloud
oil on canvas, 36 x 36
inches
$7800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Beyond the Bay
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Resting Fishermen
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7800
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Resting Fisherman
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Pink Cloud III
oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches
$7800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Moonlight Sea
oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches
$9800
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Lobsterman's Table
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Green Bay
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 Inches 
$7800
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Green Sea
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Lighthouse
oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches
$9800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Last Light
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
$4800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Into the Blue
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
$4800
WILLIAM IRVINE
A Patch of Blue
oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches
$9800
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Dark Cloud
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
$4800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Evening Sea
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
$4800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Early Departure
oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches
SOLD
WILLIAM IRVINE
Night Sail
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
$4800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Between the Islands
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
$4800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Lighthouse in the Fog
porcelain plate with Mark Bell, 14 inches
$1500
WILLIAM IRVINE
Evening Sail
porcelain plate with Mark Bell, 16 inches
$1800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Riding the Blue Wave
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
$4800
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Blue Sea
oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches
$9800
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Lighthouse
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
$4800
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Maine Meal
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
$4800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Fisherman's Moon II
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
$4800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Moonrise Gulls Returning II
oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches
$9800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Sailor Resting
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
$4800
WILLIAM IRVINE
View of the Bay
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Dancing Sailors
porcelain vase with Mark Bell, 10 inches
SOLD
WILLIAM IRVINE
Dancing Sailors
porcelain vase with Mark Bell, 10 inches
VIEW 2
WILLIAM IRVINE
A Shower of Umbrellas
porcelain vase with Mark Bell, 10.5h x 8 inches
$1600
WILLIAM IRVINE
A Shower of Umbrellas
porcelain vase with Mark Bell, 10.5h x 8 inches
VIEW 2
WILLIAM IRVINE
Solstice
porcelain plate with Mark Bell, 14 inches
$1800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Wash Day
porcelain vase with Mark Bell, 9h x 7 inches
SOLD
WILLIAM IRVINE
Wash Day
porcelain vase with Mark Bell, 9h x 7 inches
VIEW 2
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Resting Mermaid
porcelain plate with Mark Bell, 13 inches
SOLD
WILLIAM IRVINE
Walking the Dog
porcelain vase with Mark Bell, 8h x 6 inches
$1350
WILLIAM IRVINE
Walking the Dog
porcelain vase with Mark Bell, 8h x 6 inches
VIEW 2
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Yellow Lobster Boat
porcelain plate with Mark Bell, 13 inches
$1650
WILLIAM IRVINE
Out of the Fog (View 2)
porcelain plate with Mark Bell, 11 inches
$1600
WILLIAM IRVINE
Out of the Fog
porcelain vase with Mark Bell, 11 inches
1600
WILLIAM IRVINE
Pain Passes, Beauty Remains
porcelain vase with potter Mark Bell, 11.5h inches
$1600
WILLIAM IRVINE
Kite Flyers
porcelain vase with potter Mark Bell, 12.25h inches
$1800
WILLIAM IRVINE
Doves of Peace
porcelain vase with Mark Bell, 10 x 6.5 x 6.5 inches
$1600
WILLIAM IRVINE
Girl Skipping Rope
porcelain vase with Mark Bell
$1500
WILLIAM IRVINE
Out of the Fog
porcelain vase with potter Mark Bell, 11h inches
$1600
WILLIAM IRVINE A Break in the Clouds oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches $9800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Sailing the Bay oil on panel, 24 x 30 inches $4800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Storm Over Tinkers oil on panel, 24 x 30 inches $4800
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Lobsterman’s Table oil on canvas, 30 x 36 inches $7200
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WILLIAM IRVINE Under the Cloud oil on panel, 30 x 40 inches $7800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Day Sail oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Two Sail Boats oil on panel, 24 x 30 inches $4800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Heading Out oil on canvas, 36 x 72 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE Evening Gulls oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Sleeping Fisherman oil on panel, 30 x 40 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Lobster Coast oil on panel, 30 x 40 inches $7800
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Lighthouse oil on panel, 24 x 30 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Green Sea oil on panel, 24 x 30 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE A Walk by the Sea oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Breaking Cloud oil on panel, 30 x 40 inches $7800
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Blue Cloud oil on panel, 24 x 30 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Approaching Storm oil on panel, 24 x 30 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE Table with Mussels oil on panel, 30 x 40 inches $7800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Table with Lobsters oil on panel, 30 x 40 inches $7800
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WILLIAM IRVINE September Sail oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE Passing Tinkers oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Evening Walk oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE Evening Sail oil on canvas, 24 x 30 $4800
Inquire
WILLIAM IRVINE Lobster and Bait Bags oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Evening Cloud oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Mermaid in the Fog oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE Night Fishing oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7800
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Return oil on canvas, 36 x 72 inches $12,000
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WILLIAM IRVINE Day's End oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches $4800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Cloud Settling oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE Table with Sea Urchins oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Girl with Hoop oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches $4800
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William Irvine Dora Dreaming oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Hauling the Traps oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7800
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Sleeping Sailor oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Under the Cloud oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Fishermen Resting oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches $9800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Coming About oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7800
Inquire
WILLIAM IRVINE Resting Sailor oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Under the Rain Cloud oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches $7800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Beyond the Bay oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Resting Fishermen oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7800
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Resting Fisherman oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Pink Cloud III oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches $7800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Moonlight Sea oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches $9800
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Lobsterman's Table oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Green Bay oil on canvas, 30 x 40 Inches $7800
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Green Sea oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Lighthouse oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches $9800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Last Light oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches $4800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Into the Blue oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches $4800
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WILLIAM IRVINE A Patch of Blue oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches $9800
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Dark Cloud oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches $4800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Evening Sea oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches $4800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Early Departure oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE Night Sail oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches $4800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Between the Islands oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches $4800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Lighthouse in the Fog porcelain plate with Mark Bell, 14 inches $1500
Inquire
WILLIAM IRVINE Evening Sail porcelain plate with Mark Bell, 16 inches $1800
Inquire
WILLIAM IRVINE Riding the Blue Wave oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches $4800
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Blue Sea oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches $9800
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Lighthouse oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches $4800
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Maine Meal oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches $4800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Fisherman's Moon II oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches $4800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Moonrise Gulls Returning II oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches $9800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Sailor Resting oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches $4800
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WILLIAM IRVINE View of the Bay oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Dancing Sailors porcelain vase with Mark Bell, 10 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE Dancing Sailors porcelain vase with Mark Bell, 10 inches VIEW 2
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WILLIAM IRVINE A Shower of Umbrellas porcelain vase with Mark Bell, 10.5h x 8 inches $1600
Inquire
WILLIAM IRVINE A Shower of Umbrellas porcelain vase with Mark Bell, 10.5h x 8 inches VIEW 2
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WILLIAM IRVINE Solstice porcelain plate with Mark Bell, 14 inches $1800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Wash Day porcelain vase with Mark Bell, 9h x 7 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE Wash Day porcelain vase with Mark Bell, 9h x 7 inches VIEW 2
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Resting Mermaid porcelain plate with Mark Bell, 13 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE Walking the Dog porcelain vase with Mark Bell, 8h x 6 inches $1350
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WILLIAM IRVINE Walking the Dog porcelain vase with Mark Bell, 8h x 6 inches VIEW 2
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Yellow Lobster Boat porcelain plate with Mark Bell, 13 inches $1650
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WILLIAM IRVINE Out of the Fog (View 2) porcelain plate with Mark Bell, 11 inches $1600
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WILLIAM IRVINE Out of the Fog porcelain vase with Mark Bell, 11 inches 1600
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WILLIAM IRVINE Pain Passes, Beauty Remains porcelain vase with potter Mark Bell, 11.5h inches $1600
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WILLIAM IRVINE Kite Flyers porcelain vase with potter Mark Bell, 12.25h inches $1800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Doves of Peace porcelain vase with Mark Bell, 10 x 6.5 x 6.5 inches $1600
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WILLIAM IRVINE Girl Skipping Rope porcelain vase with Mark Bell $1500
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WILLIAM IRVINE Out of the Fog porcelain vase with potter Mark Bell, 11h inches $1600
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William Irvine Biography

William Irvine is best known for his modern compositions with their angular shapes and a rich palette that ranges from brilliant blues and greens to soft mauves and smoky grays. Irvine believes that “Every artist is born with a small set of poems, and it is the exploration of that personal mythology that defines him as an artist.”

William Irvine was born in Troon, a small town on the Atlantic coast of Scotland, a few miles from Alloway, where the poet Robert Burns was born. Irvine became interested in art as a young boy and majored in art at Marr College, a progressive secondary school in Troon. When the family of whiskey magnate Johnnie Walker heard about two budding artists at Marr (Irvine and his best friend William Crozier1), they invited the boys for a private viewing of Walker’s art collection. This was Irvine’s first opportunity to see paintings that were not reproductions but originals by the masters.

Irvine graduated with a degree in drawing and painting from the Glasgow School of Art in 1953. After his National Service in the Scottish army, Irvine moved to London. During his ten years there, Irvine exhibited in many galleries, including one-man shows at the Drian Gallery and the Parton Gallery. In 1960, he met and married Stephanie Schram, an American student studying in London.

After seeing a newspaper advertisement for property in Maine, the young couple moved to the United States in 1967. They settled on the coast of Maine in Washington County. A few years later, they bought a house in Blue Hill, Maine, and the old attached barn became Irvine’s studio for the next forty-two years.

Maine proved to be a turning point. Irvine combined the abstract with the figurative, producing bold new seascapes, landscapes, and still lifes. He was also moved by the everyday lives of the men and women living and working in these coastal villages. Paintings of these people, as well as his experimental seascapes, became lifelong themes for Irvine.

In 1985, Stephanie died after a long illness. Irvine married Margery Wilson in 1995. They built a house and studio on the shore overlooking the sea in Brooklin, Maine. Living in such close proximity to the ocean provides Irvine with daily sources of inspiration. He still lives there today with Margery and their Shetland sheepdog, Tam O’ Shanter.

 

Press

Fall 2016
designNJ

Maine’s Moody Vibe: There’s more to this artists’ destination than perfect blue skies and perfect blue sea.

ALTHOUGH I GREW UP IN NEW JERSEY, I’ve been going to Maine since I was 10. In the very beginning, actually, I was not quite in Maine. The place we visited, Star Island, is part of the Isles of Shoals, a small group of rocky islands about nine miles out fromPortsmouth, New Hampshire. But the […]

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August 2013
The Ellsworth American
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Painter Illuminates Familiar Objects and Landscapes

Joseph Keiffer first came to Maine in the late 1970s with a visit to Alamoosook Lake in Orland. In the years that followed, the realist landscape painter spent time in Somesville and other towns on Mount Desert Island, sailing on Somes Sound and hiking the mountains of Acadia. Although he grew up in Rhode Island […]

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William Irvine: A Painter’s Journey
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William Irvine: A Painter’s Journey
by Carl Little, foreword by Richard Russo
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William Irvine: At Home
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William Irvine: At Home
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Exhibition Catalog 2020
William Irvine: New Explorations
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William Irvine: A Walk by the Sea
Exhibition Catalog 2019
William Irvine: A Walk by the Sea
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William Irvine: Voices of the Sea
Exhibition Catalog 2018
William Irvine: Voices of the Sea
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William Irvine: Walking the Line
Exhibition Catalog 2017
William Irvine: Walking the Line
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William Irvine: Sea Change
Exhibition Catalog 2016
William Irvine: Sea Change
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