Perryn Anable Ferris is currently painting, working as the Director of Communications and Design at Side x Side Inc, a nonprofit organization in Portland, Maine that brings arts-integrated programming into the Portland and Lewiston public schools, and raising two children alongside husband, Scott. She has been a freelance web and graphic designer for almost two decades and has a background in software design and development. Since moving to Portland in 2002, she has co-founded an online magazine, MainelyKids.com, and has worked with many of Maine’s leading nonprofits and government organizations while working for Shoestring Agency in various roles including senior web designer, creative consultant, and copy editor. She holds a BFA in painting from Boston University.

1994 Boston University, BFA Painting, Boston, MA

2021-2022 OUTSIDE, Press Hotel Gallery, Portland, ME
2020 The Francis Hotel (canceled due to pandemic), Portland, ME
2019 The Maine Landscape, Stier Family Gallery at the Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth, ME

2023 House Warming, 82Parris, Portland, ME
2022 Clean Water, Munka Studio, Lewiston, ME
2019 CIA Cafe, South Portland, ME

Canopy by Hilton Portland Waterfront Hotel, Portland, ME