Bernice Brown of Wimberley will be the demonstrating artist at Highland Arts Guild and Gallery’s event on Thursday, May 21, at 9:30am, at the gallery, located 318 Main Street in Marble Falls.
She will paint a still life with oils, and show several completed works.
Brown says she has studied art “all of my life” and in her early career, worked in commercial art and children’s book illustrations. With most of her formal training in portraiture.
She is known for capturing the personality of her subjects in a profound way. With landscapes, she enjoys portraying the magic of light and color in the seasonal changes.
Being an optimist, Brown tends to see things at their best, and to portray their beauty with enthusiasm.
She says: “An artist can encourage viewers to observe and appreciate the beauty of ordinary things which are often taken for granted. Enjoying a variety of subject matter, I tend to paint in a realistic/impressionist style.
This allows me to express what I see, in its most exciting representation. If my paintings encourage a person to more deeply observe and appreciate the simple things in their surroundings, then I have truly communicated without words.”
Brown’s work is deeply influenced by Teacher/Mentors: Howard Terpning, Harley Brown, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Dan Gerhartz, Grant Speed, Bob Wygant, and others.
Member of the Portrait Society of America, Bernice is also proficient in other subject matter and is a popular teacher/lecturer and author/illustrator of children’s books.
Many awards have recognized her works. Brown is a Judge and Life Member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, helping to award College Scholarships to many deserving students.
Visitors are always welcome, at no charge, to the demo. Call 830-693-7324 or 325-388-2415 for more information.