Bernie's art is self-taught, with the exception of a couple of life drawing classes in college and standard art classes in high school in the early 1970's. He always was drawing and coloring as a kid and later sketching as a young adult. It was after a military enlistment when he became much more serious about his expressions and what his subjects were. Satisfied with the human anatomy he had studied he dove into more expression with color and the effect it had on the picture he was working on. Soon, he started using a monochrome palette with his acrylic paintings and liked the outcome he was achieving. Still, he loved watercolors and continued to learn and paint many things in his surroundings. His love for nature, including birds, plants and flowers, and landscapings with wonderful stormy skies.
Bernie has now taken an early retirement due to illness' and a progressing eye disease that will leave him blind in a few years.
Now, he is driven to his painting and has a clock that is ticking away, to a point he will no longer be able to see anymore or paint.
Please take a look at his work and take a few moments to sign his guestbook, as he loves to hear from everyone.
His other on-line galleries are easy to get to. Please take a few minutes to take a look there and let him know what you like or don't like!
http://artabus.com go to artist list and select my name.
To visit my European Galleries please follow this link.
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or just www.artabus.com and go to ARTISTS, choose Elliott, Bernie, and click onto my GALLERIE.
and http://ArtsCad.com/@/BernardElliott for my ARTCAD GALLERY.
"An art professor once told me that no one would ever look at anything the way he did, and that is what makes art. It's all the difference in things we see and not the way others see them."
Exhibition July 1, 2007 - August 31, 2007
Ilwaco Timberland Regional Library
158 1st Ave. N.
Southwest Washington Artist's Guild November Show and Judging -
1st Place in acrylics for MRS SCALES HANDS
Honorable Mention in acrylics for CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Peninsula Artists Association
16th Annual Show
April 19th, 2007 thru April 22nd, 2007
World Kite Museum
Sid Snyder Drive
Long Beach, Wa. 98640
Pastel "Middle Eastern Man" 1st Place
Acrylic "Tomatoes" 2nd Place
Acrylic "Christmas Eternal" 3rd Place