About Jaime Byrd

Born to artist parents, Jaime Byrd is an award winning creative who has spent most of her life making art. After studying fine arts and design in Los Angeles, working as a musician, jewelry designer, potter, filmmaker, and painter, she has spent years honing her skills specifically in the visual arts. Her artwork can be found in collections around the world.

My current paintings feel like a type of abstract place or specific landscape, but they often have little to do with real places. Using my memory, mood, and emotions to guide me through an intuitive process I some times feel like I’ve been in these places before, but perhaps not. After years at working as a cinematographer, I have always used and played with light as a key factor in my work. Oil with cold wax medium allows for me to use light in ways I had never been able to before. I am always struggling internally to bring both color and contrast into my work while creating something soothing and pleasing and a way to calm the mind.” 

Influenced by nature, travel, other artists, and the colors of Mexico and Europe, Jaime’s paintings are sometimes explosive with color and texture and at other times filled with moody muted tones. Her creative process is mostly intuitive and she loves the playfulness of both acrylic and oil paint mixed with cold wax. Building up multiple thick layers of paint on wood panels, canvas, and paper, she creates fields of texture and depth by then working back into the layers revealing different color combinations that are beneath the top surfaces.

Currently Jaime is living outside of Asheville, NC with her husband.