Oil Paintings - and Augmented Reality
Jaime Byrd is a life-long artist and painter, beginning her study in the arts as a young child. As a constant traveler who has filmed, photographed, and edited projects for many years, Jaime’s passion for the landscape, her instinct for the narrative, and her emotional response to color are foundational aspect of her unique paintings. She uses cold wax and oil paint to bring texture and contrast while lighting up the scene and the emotions of the viewer with the most vibrant colors. Each image is expansive in perspective, dramatic in color, and yet intimate in the details of place. The compositions offer a kind of drone-eyed view across an open landscape that takes your eye upward to the sky and downward into the layers below.
Jaime is greatly inspired by impressionist masters like Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, and Paul Gauguin as well as expressionist artists like Vincent van Gogh, Wassily Kandinsky, and many others. She worked as a jeweler for more than 20 years, and then moved into filmmaking which took her into editing and working on movie sets. She spent 15 years traveling around the globe, spending a good deal of time in Mexico and Southeast Asia, filming and editing projects for a number of clients.
Jaime's work can be found in collections around the world as well as in galleries and the Hyatt Hotel collection. With hundreds of collectors eagerly anticipating her work and with over 80,000 followers across social media, Jaime Byrd is considered a truly cutting-edge modern multi-media artist with her technical and artistic skills.
My paintings are inspired by nature, travel, and the colors of Appalachia, Europe, and Mexico. I create my artwork using cold wax (a beeswax and resin based medium), oil paint, pigments, wood ash, sand, and other materials. I choose these materials for their willingness to be transformed, both in form and texture, making it a perfect medium to allow me to explore and dig back into the layers revealing more color and light beneath the top surfaces. It is also color and texture that I use as a way to provoke strong emotions. I use color to sometimes instill calmness, desire, or tension. Light and architecture play an important part in how I create a sense of place and hopefully it’s these places where a viewer can connect, discover, explore, and take on a journey.
Currently, I am exploring how new technology can be used to actively engage the viewer. I have been a storyteller for most of my life and my artwork is no different. My paintings can now tell an additional story using AR (augmented reality) components including video, soundscape design, and other digital and animated elements. NFTs are also available.
I am often available for a private showing or meeting by appointment. You can also follow me on Instagram where I post daily at www.Instagram.com/jaimebyrd
- Color And Light: A Multimedia Experience - Sunday, October 1
- Color And Light: A Multimedia Experience - A Special Artist Reception - Friday, October 20