William Irvine
Dora Dreaming
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7500
WILLIAM IRVINE
Beyond the Bay
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7500
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Sleeping Sailor
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7500
WILLIAM IRVINE
Schoodic Surf
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
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WILLIAM IRVINE
Under the Cloud
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7500
WILLIAM IRVINE
Fishermen Resting
oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches
$8500
WILLIAM IRVINE
Coming About
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7500
WILLIAM IRVINE
Resting Sailor
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7500
WILLIAM IRVINE
Under the Rain Cloud
oil on canvas, 36 x 36
$ inches
$7500
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Green Lobster Boat
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7500
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Yellow Boat
oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches
SOLD
WILLIAM IRVINE
Mermaid Resting
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
SOLD
WILLIAM IRVINE
Hauling the Traps
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7500
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Resting Fisherman
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7500
WILLIAM IRVINE
Fishing Off Tinkers
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
SOLD
WILLIAM IRVINE
Hauling Off Tinkers
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
SOLD
WILLIAM IRVINE
Two Lobsters
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
SOLD
WILLIAM IRVINE
Evening Sail
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7500
WILLIAM IRVINE
Pink Cloud III
oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches
$7500
WILLIAM IRVINE
Evening Anchorage
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
SOLD
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Lobsterman's Table
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7500
WILLIAM IRVINE
Green Bay
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 Inches 
$7500
WILLIAM IRVINE
Early Morning Sail
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7500
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Green Seas
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
SOLD
WILLIAM IRVINE
Sailing the Open Sea
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7500
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Clamdigger's Table
oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches
SOLD
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Green Sea
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7500
WILLIAM IRVINE
Lighthouse
oil on canvas, 30 x 48 inches
$8500
WILLIAM IRVINE
Last Light
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
$4600
WILLIAM IRVINE
Into the Blue
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
$4600
WILLIAM IRVINE
A Patch of Blue
oil on canvas, 36 x 40 inches
$8500
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Dark Cloud
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
$4600
WILLIAM IRVINE
Evening Sea
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
$4600
WILLIAM IRVINE
Early Departure
oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches
$5500
WILLIAM IRVINE
Night Sail
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
$4600
WILLIAM IRVINE
Between the Islands
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
$4600
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
$4600
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Blue Sea
oil on canvas, 36x 48 inches
$8500
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Lighthouse
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
$4600
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Maine Meal
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
$4600
WILLIAM IRVINE
Fisherman's Moon II
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
$4600
WILLIAM IRVINE
Moonrise Gulls Returning II
oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches
$8500
WILLIAM IRVINE
Moonlight Sea
oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches
$8500
WILLIAM IRVINE
Sailor Resting
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
$4600
WILLIAM IRVINE
View of the Bay
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7000
WILLIAM IRVINE
Table with Lobsters
oil on canvas, 36 x 40 inches
$7500
WILLIAM IRVINE
Table with Two Lobsters
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
SOLD
WILLIAM IRVINE
Moonrise Gulls Returning
oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches
$5500
WILLIAM IRVINE
Evening Harbor
oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches
$9000
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
Together
porcelain vase with potter Mark Bell, 10 inches
$1500
WILLIAM IRVINE
Together
porcelain vase with potter Mark Bell, 9.5h inches
$1500
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
Woman with Day Lilies
porcelain plate with potter Mark Bell, 13 inches
William Irvine Dora Dreaming oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7500
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WILLIAM IRVINE Beyond the Bay oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7500
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Sleeping Sailor oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7500
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WILLIAM IRVINE Schoodic Surf oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE Under the Cloud oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7500
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WILLIAM IRVINE Fishermen Resting oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches $8500
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WILLIAM IRVINE Coming About oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7500
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WILLIAM IRVINE Resting Sailor oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7500
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WILLIAM IRVINE Under the Rain Cloud oil on canvas, 36 x 36 $ inches $7500
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Green Lobster Boat oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7500
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Yellow Boat oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE Mermaid Resting oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE Hauling the Traps oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7500
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Resting Fisherman oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7500
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WILLIAM IRVINE Fishing Off Tinkers oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE Hauling Off Tinkers oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE Two Lobsters oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE Evening Sail oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7500
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WILLIAM IRVINE Pink Cloud III oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches $7500
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WILLIAM IRVINE Evening Anchorage oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Lobsterman's Table oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7500
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WILLIAM IRVINE Green Bay oil on canvas, 30 x 40 Inches $7500
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WILLIAM IRVINE Early Morning Sail oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7500
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Green Seas oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE Sailing the Open Sea oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7500
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Clamdigger's Table oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Green Sea oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7500
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WILLIAM IRVINE Lighthouse oil on canvas, 30 x 48 inches $8500
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WILLIAM IRVINE Last Light oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches $4600
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WILLIAM IRVINE Into the Blue oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches $4600
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WILLIAM IRVINE A Patch of Blue oil on canvas, 36 x 40 inches $8500
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Dark Cloud oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches $4600
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WILLIAM IRVINE Evening Sea oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches $4600
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WILLIAM IRVINE Early Departure oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches $5500
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WILLIAM IRVINE Night Sail oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches $4600
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WILLIAM IRVINE Between the Islands oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches $4600
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WILLIAM IRVINE Lighthouse in the Fog porcelain plate with Mark Bell, 14 inches $1500
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WILLIAM IRVINE Evening Sail porcelain plate with Mark Bell, 16 inches $1800
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WILLIAM IRVINE Riding the Blue Wave oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches $4600
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Blue Sea oil on canvas, 36x 48 inches $8500
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Lighthouse oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches $4600
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Maine Meal oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches $4600
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WILLIAM IRVINE Fisherman's Moon II oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches $4600
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WILLIAM IRVINE Moonrise Gulls Returning II oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches $8500
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WILLIAM IRVINE Moonlight Sea oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches $8500
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WILLIAM IRVINE Sailor Resting oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches $4600
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WILLIAM IRVINE View of the Bay oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7000
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WILLIAM IRVINE Table with Lobsters oil on canvas, 36 x 40 inches $7500
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WILLIAM IRVINE Table with Two Lobsters oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE Moonrise Gulls Returning oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches $5500
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WILLIAM IRVINE Evening Harbor oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches $9000
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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 Together porcelain vase with potter Mark Bell, 10 inches $1500
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WILLIAM IRVINE Together porcelain vase with potter Mark Bell, 9.5h inches $1500
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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 Woman with Day Lilies porcelain plate with potter Mark Bell, 13 inches
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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.

 

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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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Publications

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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