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About Bernie

Bernie BainbridgeArtistically inclined, at the age of ten, Bernie was enrolled in art school in Montreal and has never looked back. Bernie has studied under Renate Heidersdorf, Marlene Hilton-Moore, Catherine Delhaise and Laura Hair. Although disabled by thalidomide, her disability is no deterrent, as Bernie is an unabashed perfectionist whose work is marked by a fine attention to detail, particularly with still life.

Bernie’s preferred media are watercolor, conté, and ink; her subjects include exotic botanical forms and Aegean doorways — all inspired by her travels abroad. Her work is included in collections in Canada and abroad.

Bernie and her family went to the 50th anniversary of thalidomide in Ottawa for 3 days on the June 17th weekend, where she met many old friends and schoolmates. There are 90 survivors of thalidomiders in Canada.

I have been very fortunate in my life as my Dad worked for an airline which gave me many chances to paint in different countries.

When I was younger I skied in the Rockies, went to Art Camp and diving camp.

I have very short arms and partial hands. I paint with my left hand and very long brushes.

Bernie’s originals and giclée are exquisitely matted and framed.

Please note that Bernie does not do commissions.