Bayard Chanler

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Camden, Maine resident and self-taught artist Bayard Chanler was born in New York City, grew up in Tuxedo Park, Palm Beach and summered in Islesboro and 700 Acre Island in Penobscot Bay. He was inspired to paint by three artists: his great uncle Robert Winthrop Chanler, Claude Monet, and Peter Max.

These locations played a vital role in stoking his creative fire and shaping his vision – as well, Bayard’s broad-based artistic ability has enabled him to work on canvas and pursue an active profession in the decorative arts field. Some of his works include custom-painted furniture, interior murals, head boards and home accessory pieces. His specialties include colorful floral landscape interpretations, dogs, cats, and marine works.

His art has been shown at Oliver’s, The Seven Knots Gallery, the Islesboro Historical Society, Margo Moore, Camden National Bank in down Camden, the Kimball Shop in Northeast Harbor, Scully & Scully in New York City, and LaRouche on Newbury Street in Boston as well as other galleries. Purchasers of his paintings and other works include Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Mrs. Henry Parish II, Kelly Preston and John Travolta, and John Train, the renowned financier. For the past 25 years Bayard has been assisting with visual merchandising at Margo Moore in Camden.

His interests are his devotion to painting and the study of art and music, the history and connections of Islesboro and 700 Hundred Acre Islands and extended family. He has over a dozen completed pieces for sale and welcomes commission work for paintings, interior murals and painted furniture pieces. Bayard currently resides in Camden in Maine’s artistic mid-coast and he can be reached at 207-230-4572 or via email:

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