Process

Imagination plays a huge role in Bernadette’s naive paintings.

She remains open to the flow of the day.

Her home studio in Duncan remains a creative space for her to bring her thoughts to fruition.

How I Paint

My work can be described as Naïf or Naive paintings, which is an art form that is characterized by an apparent simplicity and freedom. It is considered to be free of convention, full of color, expresses a general sense of joy, happiness, and spontaneity and offers complex imagery and symbolism.

My paintings are bold, colorful and clean. I creates simple lines to portray my ideas and I let the colors of the piece tell the story.

To create my final colors, I layer thin glazes of translucent paints several times to create the vibrant, saturated pigments found in my work.

    Each painting is finished with clean black lines that allow each section of the piece to ring through and touch the viewer.

My work can be described as Naïf or Naive paintings, which is an art form that is characterized by an apparent simplicity and freedom. It is considered to be free of convention, full of color, expresses a general sense of joy, happiness, and spontaneity and offers complex imagery and symbolism.

My paintings are bold, colorful and clean. I creates simple lines to portray my ideas and I let the colors of the piece tell the story.

To create my final colors, I layer thin glazes of translucent paints several times to create the vibrant, saturated pigments found in my work.

Each painting is finished with clean black lines that allow each section of the piece to ring through and touch the viewer.