Lynne Bernbaum explores the geometry within nature and the nature of geometry within fine art by responding to a variety of external stimuli found in her surroundings on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, where she has lived and worked for the past decade, as well as from within her own vastly fertile imagination. By overlaying the elements of pattern, subject, color palette and composition with a refinement of style and a ‘whimsical seriousness’, she achieves startling and graphically compelling results in herpaintings.
In Lynne’s work one sees a dichotomy in the straight forward, controlled (sometimes almost somber) aspect, played against a playful, buoyant merging of subject and design that fit together like pieces of an elegant puzzle. Underlying each of her works, whether in watercolor or oils, is a sound foundation of the highest precepts of serious art.
Lynne Bernbaum (originally from Dallas, Texas) began this foundation as a Landscape Architect, graduating from the University of Arizona in 1978. In 1983, a transition to the field of Architectural Illustration (working in San Diego, Chicago, San Francisco) contributed to additional design and graphic skills. The fine art of painting followed as a result of an eye-opening excursion to the Caribbean region in 1988. Immediately, her existing foundation along with Lynne’s exceptional innate talent was nurtured by rigorous training at respected institutions: Art Students League New York; University of California (San Diego), Laney College (Oakland,California).
Ms. Bernbaum has participated in over a dozen important exhibitions and currently exhibits successfully in Anguilla as well as galleries in Madrid (Spain), Brittany (France), Los Angeles, New York, Dallas and next, Montreal (Canada). Her masterful skill and expertise in various media bespeaks the work of a mature and dedicated artist.
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