Friday, May 3, 2019
Opening reception for local artist, Linda Bradshaw and Lucia Stout. Refreshments will be served.
Hopewell Art Exhibit
Patrick Bernuth, is a lifelong angler and outdoorsman. He started painting several years ago in order to explore the places and experiences he loves.
Initially, he began painting the fish he caught on streamside materials - rocks and stone - and he has continued with these natural surfaces. More recently, however, he has come to find that the more traditional artistic forms – oil and watercolor – offer more versatility in expressing his affection for the subjects that interest him.
“The colors and forms of the landscape and its inhabitants are forever changing. And as I grow older, so does my reaction to them change. In the paintings, I try to capture the emotions and perceptions that are not revealed in photographs or journals.
Patrick spent much of his working career as a publisher and consultant for non-profit organizations. He took up painting in order to explore new forms of expression - something completely outside the business and non-profit worlds he has known.
“I am inspired by Samuel Beckett...
‘Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter.
Try again. Fail again. Fail better.’
...which applies, of course, to painting.”
He is studying painting in oil and watercolor at Highland Studios with Karen McLean. He has exhibited at the Nassau Club and, informally at Chautauqua.