Byron received a B.F.A from Nova Scotia School of Art and Design and has exhibited across Canada and Korea. His work is inspired by an inward place and a direct observation of nature. To him, painting is a means of being sensitive to colour as a means for expressing visual thought. A plein air painting practice has led him to experience what is typically considered to be common place as transformational, an opportunity to be present and focus on the self. He gravitates to forms—rough and unkempt—for his rich and vital sources for pure abstract painting.