Richard A. Byrnes

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ARTIST STATEMENT & PORTFOLIO

My art is as fluid as my feelings. My style reflects how I am experiencing life on a particular day or the thoughts and concepts I am exploring over sets of months and years. At times, my work is abstract. At other times, it is literal and representative. I draw and paint in the moment. Now.

Like many artists, my work is autobiographical. Early on, when thinking about life's purpose and my purpose, I explored abstraction. When I experienced some career success, I went through a life-is-good period, examining the wealth of new subject matter life revealed. In the 90’s, I had a love affair with all things outdoors. When my son Doug died, my work was mourning and loss itself. Then, as a widower, I immersed myself in the diametric opposition of art's idealism and life's reality. In my new life, born of tragedy, I interestingly began to hear music in color. My current work includes colorful monotypes and abstractions based on the American landscape. These are indications of a new period in my life.

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Many of the pieces are available as high quality giclée prints. Visit the Art Store or look for the Giclée print available symbol throughout the galleries.

1950s – 1960s EARLY ABSTRACTIONS
R.A. BYRNES' EARLY WORK LED TO MANY FRIENDSHIPS DURING THE HEAT OF THE ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST MOVEMENT. >>

 

1970s – 1980s LIFE IS GOOD
R.A. BYRNES' CAREER AS A PRODUCER WAS SUCCESSFUL, HE EXPLORED PAINTING COLORFUL POOLS, AND FLOATING CLOUDS. >>

 

CURRENT WORK
EXPLORE R.A. BYRNES' RECENT WORK INCLUDING COLORFUL MONOTYPES AND ABSTRACTIONS INSPIRED BY NATURE. >>

1990s – 2000 COUNTRY LIFE, SPORTS
LIVING IN THE WOODS OPENED MY EYES TO PAINTING SPORTS WITH ABSTRACT PATTERNS OF LIGHT AND SHADE. >>

 

2000 – 2009 A NEW LIFE
FROM MOURNING AND LOSS TO FINDING RECONCILIATION
AND A NEW CHAPTER IN LIFE. >>