I paint from imagination, even though the final image always resembles the “real” world in a
general way. For me a painting always begins from inside, an intuition of how  simple motifs like trees or a repeated pattern of railroad ties might be distilled into something fresh, working with abstract and representational elements at the same time. A freight car is an efficient conveyor of goods, but also an interesting arrangement of shapes and colors, something with a potential for visual poetry. As Morandi said, “There is nothing more surreal and abstract than reality.”

An artist’s poetic insight is developed mostly by working, but also by looking at other art, and by
staying with the question: what is it that only painting can do, or that painting does best? In a
sense all painting is still life—silent, but alive on its own terms.



Myers, Living Beyond War: A Citizen’s Guide, Orbis Press, 2009.

Myers, Chapter 30, “Already Living: An Artist’s Perspective on the Evolution of the Human,” in The Evolutionary Epic: Science’s Story and Humanity’s Response, edited by Cheryl Genet, Russell Genet, Brian Swimme, Linda Palmer, and Linda Glibler, 2009.

Myers et al, “Walter Tandy Murch: Paintings and Drawings 1925—1967,” Rizzoli, Sept 2021

“Passages,” catalog for solo exhibition at Yvette Torres Fine Arts, Rockland, 2012.
“Alumni Drawings,” Boston University, 1995.
“Sixty American Paintings,” catalog, Kennedy Galleries, April 1980.
“Four Figurative Painters,” catalog, Fitchburg Art Museum, 1975.
“Three Object Painters,” catalog, Lamont Gallery, April 1971.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

•2019 Solo Exhibition, The Yellow Barn, Rockland, Maine

•2015 Portraits, Sotheby’s, 170 Main St. Damariscotta, ME

•2014 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

•2012 Yvette Torres Fine Arts, Rockland, ME

•2005 9 Large Paintings, Gallery 170, Damariscotta, ME.

•2002 New Work/Older Work, Arts Worcester Gallery, Quinsigamond College, Worcester, MA.
•2000 Paintings and drawings, 1966-2000, Round Top Center for the Arts, Damariscotta, ME.

•1975 Tyler Gallery, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT.

Selected Group Exhibitions

•2021 “Contemporary Realism,” Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset

•2020 10th Portland Biennale, Greenhut Gallery

•2020, juror, “Artist’s Choice, River Arts, Damariscotta, Maine

•2018 “When Will We Ever Learn?,” group exhibition, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland,ME

•2017 “Take Flight,” group exhibition, George Marshall Gallery, York, ME

•2016 Curator’s Selection (group show) George Marshall Gallery, York, ME

•2016 Maine: A Continuum of Place, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, ME

•2016 Group show, Open Spaces: Reimagining Pastoral Maine, L.C. Bates Museum, Fairfield, ME•2016 Faces and Figures juried group show, River Arts Gallery, Damariscotta, ME
•2015 Group show, Gallery Artists, Yvette Torres Fine Arts, Rockland, ME
•2015 Rhode Island School of Design Alum and Faculty Show, Gallery 253, Boothbay, ME
•2014 “Faces and Figures,” Juried Exhibition, River Arts Gallery, Damariscotta, ME

•2014 Boston University Alumni Juried Exhibition, Boston, MA
•2013 First Prize, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Juried Exhibition
•2013 Group exhibition, Visions of the River, Round Top, Damariscotta, ME.
•2010 Three person group exhibition, “Environments,” Lamont Art Gallery, Exeter Academy.
•2008 Juried Group exhibition, “The Boat Show,” Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT.
•2007 Two person exhibition with Sam Thurston, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT.
•2006 Juried Group Exhibition, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT.
••2002 Juried exhibition, Re:Semblance-Contemporary Portraiture, Arts Worcester Gallery.
•2002 Group Shows, Greene Gallery, Guilford, CT.
•1990-1998 Faculty Shows, Rhode Island School of Design.
•1995 Juried Alumni Drawing Show, Boston University.
•1978–1990 Group Shows, Kennedy Galleries, 40 West 57th St., N.Y.C.
•1984 ‘Urban Light and Geometry,’ Holy Cross College, Worcester.
•1983 Cultural Assembly Invitational, Worcester.
•1978 ‘A Sense of Place,’ Thorne Gallery, Keene St. College, Keene, NH.
•1977 The Worcester Open, Worcester Art Museum.
•1975 ‘Four Figurative Painters,’ Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA.
•1973 ‘Five Painters,’ Berkshire Art Museum, Pittsfield, MA.
•1971 ‘Three Object Painters,’ Lamont Gallery, Exeter Academy.