Paulette Berner in the Sieg Gallery
Artist Statement: My passion for painting began after my husband and I retired to Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 2003. I had never painted before and wanted to try as many media as I could. I loved them all: watercolor, oil, acrylic and pastel.
One Christmas, I received an iPad and that opened a new world of painting--digital. All I needed was my stylus and my iPad and I could be spontaneous and create the images in my mind immediately. I could capture an imaginative floral scene before it was gone.
The spontaneity of digital painting has influenced the painting I do in other media. It has given me a free and loose perspective in my brush strokes and has taken away the fear of failure. It has strengthened the imaginative process of allowing the canvas and paint to speak for itself. A flower, a still life and a landscape suddenly become what my imagination dictates. I never know what it will be until I am finished. Most of the time I am surprised by the result. It has become a wonderful journey and a never-ending adventure.
Bio: Paulette L. Berner lives in Benner Township and is a docent at the Bellefonte Art Museum. She is a native of West Hazleton. She has a BS degree in Family Studies and an M.Ed degree in Counselor Education. Both from Penn State. Before retiring she was an academic adviser at Penn State.
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