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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 Society of Artists, winner of the RBSA national first prize, and national GMC Trust award. 


His work is regularly exhibited at the RBSA and at the Imagine Gallery, Long Melford, Suffolk, and has exhibited at Bristol, Battersea, and Hampstead Heath affordable art fairs, and is supported by Creative Coverge, 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, naturally immersed in their own worldliness, unhindered, attracting interest and wonderment. 


As onlookers we find ourselves detached, not intrusive, but at the same time attached, through curiosity and empathy.  It's these moments I find interesting and use to create imaginative narratives and introduce a certain tension between content and viewer by hinting at something else going on beyond the picture plane.

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