Selected work by Dr. Ken Borie, a Gifford physician who has cared for local families for 37 years, is on display in the Gifford Gallery through April 12, 2017.
The 15 pieces in this exhibit offer glimpses of life outside of the medical office: portraits of friends and family, nature scenes, and captured moments of his children with their pets. Borie, who works in oil and watercolor, paints from photographs as well as from real life.
“I paint because it helps clear my mind,” he says. “Painting helps me to stay focused in all aspects of my life and allows me to balance the joys and concerns of my work with patients. A finished painting gives me great satisfaction.”
Several of the works on display were commissioned portraits, work that Borie finds challenging and especially enjoys.
“For me, nothing in art is more gratifying than achieving a likeness,” he says. “I find getting the eyes right is most important. The composition seems to fall into place after that.”
This exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will be displayed through April 12, 2017. The gallery is located just inside the hospital’s main entrance at 44 S, Main St. (Route 12) in Randolph. Call Gifford at (802) 728-7000 for more information.