Maine artist Matt Barter will have a gallery show in the Camden Public Library for the month of March. An opening reception with the artist will take place on Saturday, March 3 at 4:00 pm. Barter was born in Bar Harbor, Maine and grew up in a creative family. The show will highlight his newer works, which are landscapes of Maine.
He says of his education, “I studied with my father Philip Barter, working as an apprentice in his studio. There I learned the mechanics of painting, prepping canvas and art theory. My art has developed through the years, focusing primarily on the Maine experience and telling the story of the Maine lobstermen. I worked as a sternman on a lobster fishing boat out of South Gouldsboro for two years. This greatly influenced my ambition to paint the everyday struggles of the men and women that make a living on the boats, piers, and harbors of Maine. I work mainly in oil paint on board. I also sculpt in wood, metal, and mixed media.”