Rick Ally was born and raised on Little Cranberry Island, where he lives today. He attended the Islesford School through eighth grade and then went to board at Lee Academy for high school. Rick attended the Portland School of Art in Portland, Maine from 1970-1974.
Rick’s occupation is lobster fishing, scalloping, shrimping and ground fishing. His painting s evoke the rich vision of a seaman and artist. The majority of Rick’s work is of sea birds and wildlife. In his realistic style Rick captures the mood of the sea in a way only a man who has grown up on the water can do. His pictures depict the Maine coast with astounding accuracy.
Several of Rick’s works have been submitted to the state and federal duck stamp contests. The picture of a trio of green-winged teal birds over a Maine marsh was chosen as the Maine Migratory Waterfowl Hunting Stamp. Rick went on to win other duck stamp contests. Rick has had other paintings selected for the Sportsman’s Show, winning first and second place ribbons. His pictures have been selected for the Wildlife Art Show, Govenor’s Gallery , at the State House in Augusta.