Matthew Barter

Artwork

February Ice Flows (Harpswell)

Matthew Barter

February Ice Flows (Harpswell)

Oil on Board

36 x 48 in

$4,200.00

Potts Point February

Matthew Barter

Potts Point February

Oil on Board

24 x 30 in

$2,200.00

Stacking Traps II

Matthew Barter

Stacking Traps II

Painted Carved Wood

28 x 23 x 11.50 in

$2,400.00

Swamp Bear

Matthew Barter

Swamp Bear

Applewood

24 x 18 x 18 in

$2,500.00

Maquoit Bay

Matthew Barter

Maquoit Bay

Oil on Board

24 x 30 in

$2,000.00

Prepping the Punt #2

Matthew Barter

Prepping the Punt #2

Oil on Board

22 x 31 in

$2,200.00

Ground Out, Mackarel Cove

Matthew Barter

Ground Out, Mackarel Cove

Oil on Board

22 x 31 in

$2,200.00

Old Bait and Young Gulls

Matthew Barter

Old Bait and Young Gulls

Oil on Board

48 x 32 in

$4,200.00

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Stacking Traps, 2019

Matthew Barter

Stacking Traps, 2019

Wood

24 x 9 x 7 in

Tribute to Hartley #2

Matthew Barter

Tribute to Hartley #2

Oil on Panel

24 x 30 in

Yarding Bait, 2019

Matthew Barter

Yarding Bait, 2019

Wood

24 x 16 x 8.50 in

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Matthew Barter
Matt Barter was born in 1975. He was raised in the village of Sullivan, just outside of Ellsworth, and grew up as part of the highly creative Barter family. With his father Philip as his instructor, Matt began painting at a very early age. In fact, he sold his first painting, a still-life based on Matisse, before the age of 10. As soon as he was able, Matt helped his father with the wooden wall reliefs that people associate most closely with Philip. By the time he was in his teens, Matt started creating his own wall reliefs. "WorkingHarbor," a three-panel relief of a Maine fishing village, is the latest example of the younger Barter's amazing creativity. In addition to his paintings and wall reliefs, Matt Barter carves marvelous, folky figures of fishermen. Whether laden down with buoys (painted in the blue and brown shades of the Barter brothers' own lobster buoys), lobster crates, or fish, Matt's fishermen are both expressive and fun.
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