International Artist|April - May 2020
Hyperrealist painter Joseph Byrne is all about the mood and details in his painting. His goal though is not to paint the scene as it appears, but to incorporate the “air” and feeling of a place. This all begins with Byrne going to the place himself and experiencing the world before him.
He says, “When I was younger, I drove my Harley to the location. The freedom of my bike added to the experience. I camp out at a lot of the sites. I’ve slept with on frost on the ground. I’ve slept in barns. I’ve seen the early morning sun. I wait for the proverbial ‘golden hour,’ whether it’s dawn or dusk. I study it until it’s burned into my mind.”
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April - May 2020