Bernadette “Bernie” Clarkson is an award-winning fine artist from the North East of England, who now lives and works in London.
She moved south after completing a BA and MFA at Newcastle University and in 2015 was awarded the Academy Studios Abroad Prize for her painting ‘Looking Back.’
Bernie's primary medium is oil paint on canvas. She allows the paint to run and bleed on the canvas, creating a multi-layered piece. Colour is a continuing area of study and experimentation for her.
Her work has covered a multitude of styles with shifts in style often coinciding with surroundings and circumstances.
Recently her focus has been the North East coastline. She says land, sea and sky offer a backdrop to an anonymous figure or figures, which she paints in a semi-abstract style.
She recently staged an exhibition of her new work at Newbiggin Maritime Centre in Northumberland.
Oil on Canvas 50 x 40cms
Oil on Canvas 30 x 30 x 3 cms
Acrylic on Canvas 30 x 30 x 3 cms
Oil on Card 19 x 19 cms
Oil on Canvas 60 x 50 x 4.5 cms
Pen and pastel on paper 19 x 19 cms
Oil on Canvas 30 x 27 cms
Oil on Paper 34 x 27 cms
Chalk and pastel on paper 35 x 21 cms