Barbara Kramer Gallery

Liquid Visions an exhibit of enamel oil paintings by Jon Byrer

“August Blooms”


Byrer’s poured enamel paintings are all about painting beyond brushes. These paintings push the abstract trend of fluid art into recognizable impressionist landscapes, portraits, and still life.
Describing his approach to painting Jon says, “My work is my view of the complex beauty in the Maine landscape. From bodies of water to country roads, I strive to capture the movement in each scene. This landscape is constantly changing; intermingling light, color, and shadow in an evolution through time. My objective is to convey this sense to my viewer through my painting style and technique.”
Jon Byrer attended Maine College of Art and graduated in 1999. He lives in the mid-coast area where he creates poured marbled paintings, drawings, and photographs.


About the Gallery:

The Barbara Kramer Gallery at the Belfast Free Library, located on the ground floor, was named in memory of Barbara Kramer who was an ardent supporter of the visual arts in the Midcoast area in the 1980s until her death in 1998. When the library was undergoing a significant expansion in the late 1990s, a group of area residents with the encouragement of the Library Board of Trustees raised funds to create this special exhibition space where art and or other materials relating to the history of the library or Belfast can be displayed.