Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor opens two new shows with an Artists’ Reception 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 for “William Irvine: New Work,” playful and powerful maritime oils by the Brooklin, Maine, artist, and “David Peterson: Boats,” Maine work boats in clay by the former Vinalhaven resident. Sculptor David Peterson loves to work with clay: “Clay suits my personality. As a child I was always reprimanded for playing in any and every mud puddle I could find.” A Scotsman by birth, William Irvine spent his childhood in the small southwest coastal village of Troon. After graduating from the prestigious Glasgow School of Art, Irvine spent 10 years honing his skills as an artist in London, where he met his first wife, an American. The show runs through Aug. 31. For more information visit gleasonfineart.com.