Our artist for August is Sue Bernier. Make sure to stop by and take a look at some of her artwork.
Below is her artist statement:
“I’ve always considered myself to be an artist, although raising a family and building a career in philanthropy left little room for art. That all changed when my mother, an accomplished rug hooker and painter, introduced me to soft pastels. Together, we learned from some of Maine’s most talented pastel artists, including Linda Packard, Tom Curry, and Carolyn Caldwell. I dabbled in pastels for years, and I still enjoy occasional mark making with their saturated, bold colors. I now work in acrylics, oil pastels and mixed media to create layers of color and texture. I’ve lived on Verona Island for almost 30 years, with the Penobscot River just a short walk from my door. My paintings are inspired by the river and the sea, from what can be seen above the water line and what lies beneath. My work is imagined from hours spent watching the ripples, bubbles, and waves of the turning tides. An artist/instructor once observed, ‘you like lines,’ and much of my work is comprised of lines and stripes that translate into shapes and colors.”
Stop by any time during the month of August to admire Sue’s work!