Richard Boyd Art Gallery on Peaks Island opens with a solo exhibition of paintings by Rob Anderson at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Anderson is a multi-faceted artist and performer with more than 40 years of creating art in various forms. His paintings in oil cover a broad range of subjects from maritime to Maine’s working waterfront. In a press release Anderson said, “I was born and raised on a cattle ranch in the Rocky Mountains, where I fell in love with nature and began drawing at a young age. As a child I spent hours watching my scoutmaster, noted wildlife artist Clark Bronson, paint and sculpt in his studio.”

Anderson moved to Maine in 1998 after 17 years of owning and managing a successful small business. He has an extensive portfolio of paintings depicting wildlife, mountain ranges, glaciers and the waterfront. His works are exhibited nationally and held in numerous private collections.

A reception will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. July 11 at the gallery at the corner of Island Avenue and Epps Street. The exhibit is on view through July 31.

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