Jon Byer will be exhibiting his paintings at the library during December. Jon attended Maine College of Art and graduated with a degree in photography in 1999. He lives in the midcoast area where he creates poured marbled paintings, drawings, and photographs.
Poured marbled paintings are made without brushes. These paintings push the abstract trend of fluid art into recognizable impressionist landscapes, portraits, and still life. The technique of pouring one thick layer of paint onto the canvas creates fluidity. These mixing colors are set in place when dry yet still seem liquid. The dry paint marbles into permanent eddies, whirls, and swirling images on the canvas. When dry, the enamel paint creates a glass finish that is smooth to the touch. Watch video here.
Poured marbled paintings are inspired by Maine’s raw natural beauty. The unexpected turn in the road, that place you’ve never been, the adventure of finding something new. When painting, there is a draw to find those moments when something unexpected happens; like when a small moment frames a feeling to make a memory. These paintings are created out of liquid moments of thick, swirling paint. I have endowed each of these paintings with their own ‘lives’ by creating images out of numerous serendipitous puddles of paint. website: www.jonbyrer.com