Baychar is an abstract and conceptual artist. She was born and raised in Maine, USA but spent some time in Banff B.C., Canada. Dr. Robert Bishop, the founder and former director of the American Folk Art Museum, was her guardian and very dear friend. From a young age Bishop’s guidance, care and wisdom supported her artistic vision.
Bishop introduced Baychar to Andy Warhol in the mid-1980s at an American Folk Art fund-raising event in New York City. It was a wonderful and life-changing experience for Baychar, it was Warhol who would convince her to drop her last name, (Umholtz) and simply go by Baychar.
Baychar has works in the Smithsonian Museum and several private collections across North America. She currently lives in Kingfield, Maine, USA.
Baychar makes her own paper and incorporates textile elements into her works.