Barbara Bernard is American by birth but came to England in the 70's and stayed to make her life here. She studied art in Beloit, Wisconsin USA and learned silkscreen printmaking in Richmond Adult College, Surrey. Barbara moved from London to Norfolk in 2013 and paints from her studio in her garden overlooking fields. "I began painting in oils about twelve years ago. My years as a silkscreen printmaker have informed my work as a painter but I am glad to break free from the limitations of a very technical medium and am enjoying the subtlety and variation achievable in paint. My art style is unashamedly realistic but always - I hope - slightly unconventional. My subject matter is from the real world around me.
What interests me the most is the fall of light and shadow on things, whether they be landscape, animals, architecture, still life or the human figure," says Barbara.
Barbara has exhibited twice in the New English Art Club Open Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London. For many years, she participated in "Artists at Home" open studios in the Chiswick area of London. She is now a member of the Harleston and Waveney Art Trail Collective with other local artists. I love painting in oils and producing paintings in my spacious studio in Norfolk.