About the Artist
My work is shown by gWatson Gallery in Stonington, ME, the George Marshall Store Gallery in York, ME, at Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor, ME, and at Gallery B in Castine, ME. I had a solo show at She-Bear Gallery, in Portland, ME during June and July, 2016, and was part of the Spring Show at Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth, ME. I am honored to have been awarded a Fellowship with Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in January, and will be returning to the Vermont Studio Center in October 2017 for my second Artist Residency.
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Five years ago I moved to Deer Isle from Boston, leaving behind my partnership in a large architectural firm to make painting my career. With that move came a transition from largely representational paintings to abstract ones, which—for me—more meaningfully express and elicit feelings about the subject of the work. As much as describing what my subject looks like, its meaning or what it arouses is what really captures my imagination. Many of my pieces are informed by my architectural background, so there is something of an order to them, but that is mixed with my experience on the Maine coast, where raw beauty and irregularities inevitably make their way into the work.
In a time of ever increasing speed, fragmentation, and complexity, painting allows me to slow the pace, to pay attention, to find meaning and beauty. My paintings explore the way in which the external world is reflected in my inner landscape, inviting the viewer to experience the mix of the two in a way that is both personal and universal.
Preferred Audiences: All
Disciplines: Visual Arts, Visual Arts, Drawing, Pastels, Painting, Oil/Acrylic, Portrait, Watercolor, Paper, Works on
Amy BernhardtPO Box 688
11 Church Street, Seamark Building
Deer Isle ME 04627