Matt Barter

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MATT BARTER
Cantown Cutting Line
oil on canvas, 44 x 36 inches
$4200
MATT BARTER
Sign Post to Jonesport No. 1
painted wood relief, 34 x 24 inches
$2800
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The Legend of Evelyn Davis
painted wood relief, 32 x 24 inches
$2800
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Jonesporter No. 1
oil on board, 33.5 x 27 inches
$3200
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Profile of the Downeast Kid
oil on board, 24 x 24 inches
$1800
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Dream of the Cannery Line
painted wood relief, 40 x 24 inches
$3800
MATT BARTER
Brown Bread in a Can
oil on board, 32 x 24 inches
$2800
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Cannery Girl (View 2)
reclaimed wood, found object, paint, 18 x 10 x 9 inches
$2400
MATT BARTER
Cannery Girl
reclaimed wood, found object, paint, 18 x 10 x 9 inches
View 2
$2400
MATT BARTER
Cantown Items
oil on board, 24 x 24 inches
SOLD
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Miss Cantown
oil on board, 24 x 32 inches
$2000
MATT BARTER
Cantown Labeler
painted wood with found objects, 32 x 16 x 12 inches
$3200
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Cannery Line
paint, reclaimed wood and metal, 23h x 18 x 28 inches
$3600
MATT BARTER
Mackerel Basket (View 2)
reclaimed wood, found object, paint, 18 x 12 x 10 inches
$2400
MATT BARTER
Mackerel Basket
reclaimed wood, found object, paint, 18 x 12 x 10 inches
View 2
$2400
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Day Workers Stinson Packing Company
oil on canvas, 36 x 46 inches
SOLD
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Cantown Girl
oil on board, 30 x 24 inches
$2400
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Sign Post to Jonesport No. 2
painted wood relief, 34 x 24 inches
$2800
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Cannery Girl Profile
painted 39 x 34 x 2 inches
$3800
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Redwing Can with Grapefruit
oil on board, 24 x 24 inches
$1800
MATT BARTER
Machinations of Cantown
reclaimed wood, found objects, paint, 38 x 24 x 4 inches
$3400
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Machinations of Cantown No. 2
reclaimed wood relief, found object, paint, 28 x 36 inches
SOLD
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Four Corners Columbia Falls
reclaimed wood, found objects, paint, 32 x 22 x 20 inches
$3000
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Fast Food Eaters
oil on board, 34 x 28 inches
$2800
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Eastport Girl
oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches
$2400
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Boatwork
reclaimed wood, found objects, paint, 24h x 36 x 24 inches
$5500
MATT BARTER
Dipping Bait
reclaimed wood, found objects, paint, 22 x 14 x 12 inches
$2800
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Bust of the Cannery Girl
paint on rough cut wood, 32 x 22 x 30 inches
$4000
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Bust of the Downeast Kid
paint on rough cut wood, 32 x 22 x 30 inches
$4000
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Sardines
oil on board, 24 x 36 inches
$2400
MATT BARTER
Mending Nets
oil on board, 32 x 26 inches
$2800
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Mythology of Jonesport No. 1
painted wood relief, 28 x 24 inches
$2800
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The Mountain We Wanted To Climb II
oil on linen, 28 x 40 inches
$3000
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Shelf At the Cantown Store
painted 28 x 48 inches
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Red Fish on White Board
reclaimed wood relief, 24 x 16.5 inches
$2000
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Eastport Girls
oil on canvas, 24 x 32 inches
$2400
MATT BARTER
Cannery Girl
oil on board, 24 x 24 inches
$1800
MATT BARTER
Cantown Girl with Blue Glove
oil on board, 36 x 48 inches
$4200
MATT BARTER
Mustard Hopper of Cantown
reclaimed wood, found objects, paint, 30 x 20 x 16 inches
$3000
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Action Figures
painted reclaimed wood 
$500 Each
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Trap Dragger
oil on board, 24 x 18 inches
$1800
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Blue Monday
oil on board, 24 x 18 inches
$1800
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New Tags
painted reclaimed wood and metal, 16h x 14 x 16 inches
$2400
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Downeast Action Figure I
paint, reclaimed wood
$500
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Downeast Action Figures III
paint, reclaimed wood
$500
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Downeast Action Figure II
paint, reclaimed wood
$500
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Boatyard Relief
oil on board and reclaimed wood
44h x 67 x 4.5 inches
$8500
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Dipping Bail
paint, reclaimed wood and found object, 22h x 14 x 12 inches
$2800
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Weighing Out
oil on board, 24 x 30 inches
$2200
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Painting Floats
oil on board, 30 x 24 inches
$2200
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Katahdin by Winter
oil on linen, 32 x 42 inches
$4000
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Boatwork, Two Figures
oil on board, 24 x 30 inches
$2200
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Boatwork, Turquoise Hull
oil on board, 24 x 30 inches
$2200
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Battle Axe II
oil on board, 16 x 20 inches
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Ironing Day
paint, reclaimed wood and found object, 20h x 12 x 12 inches
$2200
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Laundry Day
paint, reclaimed wood and found object
20h x 12 x 12 inches
$2400
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Boatwork, One Trap, One Float
oil on board, 24 x 30 inches
$2200
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Lawnmower Man
paint, reclaimed wood and found object, 24h x 18 x 12 inches
SOLD
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Schoodic Driftwood
painted wood relief with found object, 35 x 55 x 4.5 inches
$5500
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Schoodic Driftwood #4
oil on board, 24 x 30 inches
$2200
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Mackerel Cove, Harpswell #6
oil on board, 24 x 30 inches
$2200
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Lost Trap, Driftwood Island
oil on board, 24 x 30 inches
$2200
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Odds and Ends
oil on board, 36 x 43 inches
$4200
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Wood Island
oil on board, 24 x 36 inches
$2400
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Shore Birds Diving
oil on board, 24 x 30 inches
$2200
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Shore Birds
oil on board, 24 x 30 inches
$2200
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Driftwood
oil on board, 24 x 30 inches
$2200
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Worm Digger Son
reclaimed wood, 17 x 9 x 5 inches
$1800
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Worm Digger Digging
reclaimed wood and paint, 11.5 x 15 x 7 inches
$2000
MATT BARTER
Sternman with Bait Box
reclaimed barn beam, paint, 19 x 4 x 12 inches
$1800
MATT BARTER Cantown Cutting Line oil on canvas, 44 x 36 inches $4200
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MATT BARTER Sign Post to Jonesport No. 1 painted wood relief, 34 x 24 inches $2800
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MATT BARTER The Legend of Evelyn Davis painted wood relief, 32 x 24 inches $2800
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MATT BARTER Jonesporter No. 1 oil on board, 33.5 x 27 inches $3200
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MATT BARTER Profile of the Downeast Kid oil on board, 24 x 24 inches $1800
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MATT BARTER Dream of the Cannery Line painted wood relief, 40 x 24 inches $3800
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MATT BARTER Brown Bread in a Can oil on board, 32 x 24 inches $2800
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MATT BARTER Cannery Girl (View 2) reclaimed wood, found object, paint, 18 x 10 x 9 inches $2400
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MATT BARTER Cannery Girl reclaimed wood, found object, paint, 18 x 10 x 9 inches View 2 $2400
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MATT BARTER Cantown Items oil on board, 24 x 24 inches SOLD
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MATT BARTER Miss Cantown oil on board, 24 x 32 inches $2000
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MATT BARTER Cantown Labeler painted wood with found objects, 32 x 16 x 12 inches $3200
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MATT BARTER Cannery Line paint, reclaimed wood and metal, 23h x 18 x 28 inches $3600
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MATT BARTER Mackerel Basket (View 2) reclaimed wood, found object, paint, 18 x 12 x 10 inches $2400
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MATT BARTER Mackerel Basket reclaimed wood, found object, paint, 18 x 12 x 10 inches View 2 $2400
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MATT BARTER Day Workers Stinson Packing Company oil on canvas, 36 x 46 inches SOLD
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MATT BARTER Cantown Girl oil on board, 30 x 24 inches $2400
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MATT BARTER Sign Post to Jonesport No. 2 painted wood relief, 34 x 24 inches $2800
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MATT BARTER Cannery Girl Profile painted 39 x 34 x 2 inches $3800
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MATT BARTER Redwing Can with Grapefruit oil on board, 24 x 24 inches $1800
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MATT BARTER Machinations of Cantown reclaimed wood, found objects, paint, 38 x 24 x 4 inches $3400
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MATT BARTER Machinations of Cantown No. 2 reclaimed wood relief, found object, paint, 28 x 36 inches SOLD
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MATT BARTER Four Corners Columbia Falls reclaimed wood, found objects, paint, 32 x 22 x 20 inches $3000
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MATT BARTER Fast Food Eaters oil on board, 34 x 28 inches $2800
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MATT BARTER Eastport Girl oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches $2400
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MATT BARTER Boatwork reclaimed wood, found objects, paint, 24h x 36 x 24 inches $5500
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MATT BARTER Dipping Bait reclaimed wood, found objects, paint, 22 x 14 x 12 inches $2800
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MATT BARTER Bust of the Cannery Girl paint on rough cut wood, 32 x 22 x 30 inches $4000
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MATT BARTER Bust of the Downeast Kid paint on rough cut wood, 32 x 22 x 30 inches $4000
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MATT BARTER Sardines oil on board, 24 x 36 inches $2400
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MATT BARTER Mending Nets oil on board, 32 x 26 inches $2800
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MATT BARTER Mythology of Jonesport No. 1 painted wood relief, 28 x 24 inches $2800
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MATT BARTER The Mountain We Wanted To Climb II oil on linen, 28 x 40 inches $3000
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MATT BARTER Shelf At the Cantown Store painted 28 x 48 inches
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MATT BARTER Red Fish on White Board reclaimed wood relief, 24 x 16.5 inches $2000
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MATT BARTER Eastport Girls oil on canvas, 24 x 32 inches $2400
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MATT BARTER Cannery Girl oil on board, 24 x 24 inches $1800
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MATT BARTER Cantown Girl with Blue Glove oil on board, 36 x 48 inches $4200
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MATT BARTER Mustard Hopper of Cantown reclaimed wood, found objects, paint, 30 x 20 x 16 inches $3000
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MATT BARTER Action Figures painted reclaimed wood $500 Each
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MATT BARTER Trap Dragger oil on board, 24 x 18 inches $1800
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MATT BARTER Blue Monday oil on board, 24 x 18 inches $1800
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MATT BARTER New Tags painted reclaimed wood and metal, 16h x 14 x 16 inches $2400
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MATT BARTER Downeast Action Figure I paint, reclaimed wood $500
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MATT BARTER Downeast Action Figures III paint, reclaimed wood $500
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MATT BARTER Downeast Action Figure II paint, reclaimed wood $500
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MATT BARTER Boatyard Relief oil on board and reclaimed wood 44h x 67 x 4.5 inches $8500
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MATT BARTER Dipping Bail paint, reclaimed wood and found object, 22h x 14 x 12 inches $2800
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MATT BARTER Weighing Out oil on board, 24 x 30 inches $2200
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MATT BARTER Painting Floats oil on board, 30 x 24 inches $2200
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MATT BARTER Katahdin by Winter oil on linen, 32 x 42 inches $4000
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MATT BARTER Boatwork, Two Figures oil on board, 24 x 30 inches $2200
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MATT BARTER Boatwork, Turquoise Hull oil on board, 24 x 30 inches $2200
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MATT BARTER Battle Axe II oil on board, 16 x 20 inches
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MATT BARTER Ironing Day paint, reclaimed wood and found object, 20h x 12 x 12 inches $2200
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MATT BARTER Laundry Day paint, reclaimed wood and found object 20h x 12 x 12 inches $2400
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MATT BARTER Boatwork, One Trap, One Float oil on board, 24 x 30 inches $2200
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MATT BARTER Lawnmower Man paint, reclaimed wood and found object, 24h x 18 x 12 inches SOLD
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MATT BARTER Schoodic Driftwood painted wood relief with found object, 35 x 55 x 4.5 inches $5500
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MATT BARTER Schoodic Driftwood #4 oil on board, 24 x 30 inches $2200
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MATT BARTER Mackerel Cove, Harpswell #6 oil on board, 24 x 30 inches $2200
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MATT BARTER Lost Trap, Driftwood Island oil on board, 24 x 30 inches $2200
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MATT BARTER Odds and Ends oil on board, 36 x 43 inches $4200
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MATT BARTER Wood Island oil on board, 24 x 36 inches $2400
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MATT BARTER Shore Birds Diving oil on board, 24 x 30 inches $2200
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MATT BARTER Shore Birds oil on board, 24 x 30 inches $2200
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MATT BARTER Driftwood oil on board, 24 x 30 inches $2200
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MATT BARTER Worm Digger Son reclaimed wood, 17 x 9 x 5 inches $1800
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MATT BARTER Worm Digger Digging reclaimed wood and paint, 11.5 x 15 x 7 inches $2000
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MATT BARTER Sternman with Bait Box reclaimed barn beam, paint, 19 x 4 x 12 inches $1800
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Matt Barter Biography

Matthew Barter (b. 1975) is a self-taught artist who paints, carves, and sculpts. His motifs pay tribute the men and women who live and work in and around Maine’s waterfronts and harbors, and the earthy beauty of the Maine landscape.

The lack of formal training gives Barter’s paintings an authentic folk-like sensibility, yet his eye for composition, shapes, and color demonstrate a sophisticated aesthetic. His work is bold and fearless.

Whether painting or carving, Bater’s focus in on a fisherman’s on-shore work—the tending to the equipment, repairing the boats, and the scrapping and painting of everything from buoys and boats to bait shacks and sheds. Barter also has a variety of quirky interest from NASA and outer space to David Bowie that contribute to his rich vocabulary.

Barter’s carved fishermen are fast becoming a signature motif. Made from reclaimed wood beam and oil paint, his rough-cut figures capture the brawn of these weathered men as they go about their chores laden with their lobster traps, hoes, buckets, and buoys.

Matt was raised in Downeast Maine. His father is the acclaimed Maine painter Philip Barter, and his Matt caught the creative “bug” early on. At an early age Matt helped his father around the studio washing the brushes and preparing the canvases. In return, Matt had the free-run of the studio. He sold his first painting at age ten, and by his teens Matt was learning the mechanics of oil painting and making his own wood reliefs. Father and son have since collaborated on several shows and wood relief projects.

Matt also worked with his father at a young age on various commercial fishing boats, lobstering, and mussel harvesting. These experiences gave Matt an ingrained affinity for Maine’s hard working people and her working waterfronts.

Matt maintains a studio in Brunswick, Maine, where he lives with his wife Rebekah and their two sons.

 

Publications

Exhibition Catalog 2022
Matt Barter: Cantown
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