TREMONT — Maine artist Jon Byrer’s marbled poured paintings will be shown through the month of June at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library, 89 Bernard Road, in Bernard. The library is one stop on his summer 2018 library art tour.
“From bodies of water to country roads, Byrer strives to capture the complex beauty and movement in the Maine landscape,” said a press release. “His art is inspired by Maine’s raw natural beauty and the architecture and culture of the midcoast region. This landscape is capricious; intermingling light, color, and shadow in a constant evolution through time.”
Byrer’s technique involves pouring layers of enamel paints onto a canvas to create fluidity. These mixing colors are set in place when dry but seem liquid. The dry paint leaves permanent eddies, whirls and swirling images on the canvas. Byrer re-imagines familiar scenes and encourages the viewer to re-examine the splendor in the everyday.
Byrer graduated from the Maine College of Art where he received a degree in photography and studied the fine arts. He creates enamel oil paintings, experimental photography and watercolor illustrations for a children’s book series. He has been living and working in the midcoast area for the past 15 years.