Bert Ernie

Artist bio

I am a 51 year old self taught artist. I have painted photorealism and an abstract expressionist style.
My photoreallist artwork covers a great number of subjects - Landscape, Still Life, Portraits and specialized genre pieces. My sources have been from magazines, brochures, the internet and my own photography.
My abstract expressionist painting is an intense visual feast for the eyes. It has been for the last few years been created with an overwhelming desire to make the most beautiful paintings I can.

I create art because...

I want to make the most beautiful thing possible.

I am different to most artists because...

I have had to teach myself how to paint in a very realistic manner - and I have succeeded. Having done that I have (almost) completely abandoned that style for the exact 'opposite' - total abstraction.

When you look at my art, the thing I want you to feel is...

The incredible beauty that is my goal as an artist - abstract paintings. For my photorealist work I want you to admire my skill and also contemplate the subject at hand.

The thing I most want to say to non-artists is...

With my abstract paintings - they are primarily about beauty; there is a subject I had in mind - hence the title, but what the viewer sees is up to them.

I believe art is an important part of our lives because...

It can bring joy. It can inspire. It can inform.

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