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I was a silkscreen printmaker for many years, but began painting in oils about twelve years ago. My years of printmaking have informed my work as a painter, but I am glad to break free from the limitations of a very technical medium, and I am enjoying the subtlety and variation achievable in paint.
My style is unashamedly realistic, but always – I hope – slightly unconventional. My subject matter is from the real world around me. What interests me most is the fall of light and shadow on things, whether they be landscape, animals, architecture, still life or the human figure.
I am American by birth but have lived in the England since 1971. I studied art in Beloit, Wisconsin, USA and learned silkscreen printmaking at Richmond Adult College in Richmond, Surrey. I began painting in oils about ten years ago. I have exhibited twice in the New English Art Club Open Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London. For many years, I participated in “Artists at Home”, open studios in the Chiswick area. I moved to Ditchingham in 2013 and work from a spacious studio in my garden.
Pound Lane, Ditchingham
babernard22 [at] hotmail.com