As an artist, a father and a global citizen it has been alarming to witness the onslaught of global warming and the lack of effective action to prevent it.


My latest paintings, entitled “Profiles in Ice” are expressions of appreciation and hope as we face climate change and the vanishing cryosphere.

Celebrating the beauty and transience of the frozen landscape; the massive glaciers and monumental icebergs.

The profiles of icebergs in my paintings are translucent like a ghost, fading like a memory.

I use multiple layers of thin paint to build up the paintings.

I remember how impressed I was when I first heard how some painters used layers and layers of translucent paint so the light would pass through the colors and bounce back to the viewer. 

I had been wanting to try it myself for a long time...

copyright 2012 bill byers new york 

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