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Poured marbled paintings at Liberty Library

Nov 21, 2019
“Rooster” by Jon Byrer.

Liberty — The paintings of Midcoast artist Jon Byrer will be on display at the Liberty Library, 59 Main St., during the month of December. Byrer creates paintings without brushes by pouring thick puddles of enamel oil paint on a canvas forming what he describes as “recognizable impressionist landscapes, portraits and still life. These “paintings” push the abstract trend of fluid art, creating images out of numerous serendipitous puddles of paint. The dry paint marbles into permanent eddies, whirls and swirling images on the canvas, and has a glass-like finish.” Byrer draws inspiration from “Maine’s raw natural beauty, the unexpected turn in the road, that place you’ve never been, the adventure of finding something new.” He adds, “When painting, there is a draw to find those moments when something unexpected happens.” The results are colorful, dynamic and imaginative.

Byrer attended the Maine College of Art and has lived in the Midcoast for the past 15 years. For more about his art, see For library hours, see



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