July 13 – August 7, 2020

Zoom Talk with William Irvine: Wednesday, July 22 at 5pm
The William Irvine Zoom Talk has been recorded and can be viewed on our Youtube Channel

William Irvine: New Explorations

With his new body of work, William Irvine explores the picture plane by shifting it into three parts like a triptych, except the three panels are contained within one canvas. Irvine has always been aware of composition, using it when he paints for balance and strength, and for how it can affect the emotions. This new three-dimensional effect enlivens his picture and gives the viewer a feeling of movement—be it waves or clouds—that elicits a more emotional response. Also included in the show is a selection of porcelain vases painted by Mr. Irvine in collaboration with Blue Hill potter Mark Bell.

Irvine was born in the town of Troon on the Scottish coast. Here he was introduced to modern art through the collection of whiskey magnate Johnnie Walker. After graduating from the Glasgow School of Art and serving in the Scottish army, Irvine came of age in London where he was a part of a lively avant-garde art scene. In 1968, Irvine moved to downeast Maine, and was immediately drawn to the fishing villages of Corea and Jonesport, whose tidy houses reminded him of the white farms dotting the green hills of Scotland. Here, harbors, islands and boats, the sea and the sky, inspired bold work based on a life lived by the sea. Two driving forces fuel his pictorial concepts: abstraction and representation. Irvine brings these antithetical elements into balance with his poetic sensibility and the richness of his textural compositions.

Exhibition catalog available on request.

Watch the Zoom Talk with William Irvine and his wife, Margery.

The talk was hosted by Courthouse Gallery Fine Art on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

 

WILLIAM IRVINE
Schoodic Surf
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
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Mermaid Resting
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
SOLD WILLIAM IRVINE
Two Lobsters
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
SOLD WILLIAM IRVINE
Hauling the Traps
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7500 WILLIAM IRVINE
Resting Fishermen
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7500
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Green Lobster Boat
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
SOLD WILLIAM IRVINE
Green Bay
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 Inches 
$7500 WILLIAM IRVINE
Coming About
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7500 WILLIAM IRVINE
Pink Cloud III
oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches
$7500
WILLIAM IRVINE
Early Morning Sail
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7500 WILLIAM IRVINE
Under the Cloud
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7500 WILLIAM IRVINE
The Sleeping Sailor
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7500 WILLIAM IRVINE
Evening Anchorage
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
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Hauling Off Tinkers
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
SOLD WILLIAM IRVINE
Under the Rain Cloud
oil on canvas, 36 x 36
$ inches
$7500 WILLIAM IRVINE
The Green Sea
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7500 WILLIAM IRVINE
Beyond the Bay
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7500 William Irvine
Dora Dreaming
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7500
WILLIAM IRVINE
The Yellow Boat
oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches
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Fishermen Resting
oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches
$8500 WILLIAM IRVINE
Fishing Off Tinkers
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
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The Green Seas
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
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Resting Sailor
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7500 WILLIAM IRVINE
The Lobsterman's Table
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7500 WILLIAM IRVINE
The Resting Fisherman
oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$7500 WILLIAM IRVINE
The Clamdigger's Table
oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches
SOLD
WILLIAM IRVINE
Kite Flyers
porcelain vase with potter Mark Bell, 12.25h inches
$1800 WILLIAM IRVINE
Together
porcelain vase with potter Mark Bell, 9.5h inches
$1500 WILLIAM IRVINE
Pain Passes, Beauty Remains
porcelain vase with potter Mark Bell, 11.5h inches
$1600 WILLIAM IRVINE
Out of the Fog
porcelain vase with potter Mark Bell, 11h inches
$1600
WILLIAM IRVINE Schoodic Surf oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE Mermaid Resting 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 Hauling the Traps oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7500
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WILLIAM IRVINE Resting Fishermen oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7500
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Green Lobster Boat oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE Green Bay oil on canvas, 30 x 40 Inches $7500
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WILLIAM IRVINE Coming About 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 Early Morning Sail oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7500
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WILLIAM IRVINE Under the Cloud 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 Evening Anchorage 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 Under the Rain Cloud oil on canvas, 36 x 36 $ inches $7500
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Green Sea 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 Dora Dreaming 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 Fishermen Resting oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches $8500
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WILLIAM IRVINE Fishing Off Tinkers oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Green Seas oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches SOLD
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WILLIAM IRVINE Resting Sailor oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches $7500
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WILLIAM IRVINE The Lobsterman's Table 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 The Clamdigger's Table oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches SOLD
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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, 9.5h inches $1500
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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 Out of the Fog porcelain vase with potter Mark Bell, 11h inches $1600
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