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Side Door Studio

About - Bernie.


Bernie is an award winning contemporary painter working at the Side Door Studio, on the Welsh border, in Shropshire. He is an elected member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, winner of the RBSA national first prize, and national GMC Trust award. 


His work is exhibited at the RBSA, The Imagine Gallery, Long Melford, Suffolk, The Artchilli Contemporary Gallery, Shoreditch, London, Artifex Contemporary Gallery, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, and has exhibited at the Bristol, Battersea, and Hampstead Heath affordable art fairs, with the Bridgegate Gallery, Battersea, London, and is supported by Creative Coverage, Southampton.

He graduated with a first class honours degree in fine art, has a degree in art history, Master of Education, and studied Realist Painting with the Scottsdale School of Art, Arizona, and has attended many courses to learn anything about the skill of painting.

Bernie is well known for his large paintings of Breton dancers, with many held in private collections in the U.K. and in France. 


I like painting people caught in the act of doing something.  The unwitting moment, a fleeting glance, or of an expressive action.  People naturally immersed in their own worldliness, unhindered, and attracting interest and wonderment. 


As onlookers we find ourselves attached, but not intrusive, through curiosity and empathy.  It's these moments I find interesting to create imaginative narratives to invite curiosity and reinterpretation.

© 2022 Bernie Moore. All rights reserved.

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