“Recently, someone told me that they saw Goya’s light in my paintings. I had never thought about that, since Goya has not been especially important to me. Nevertheless, if I do not revere Goya’s works as I do Rothko’s, for example, it does seem that they have burrowed their way into my mind and have stayed there. I am not, therefore, alone when I am painting.
Everyone finds his or her own particular voice, tools or weapons. I discovered painting, and it is through solitary work in the studio that I have found a relative balance. Perhaps I was in the spirit of the great Romantics when I invented these landscapes – these compositions that vaguely bring a place to mind. A piece of land that I keep on working. I wanted to paint the light after a storm, shafts of light, and the autumn silence…” Carol Bernier.
Born in Montreal, on March 9, 1963, Carol Bernier received a CEGEP degree in Arts in 1983, a BFA in 1988 and a Master’s degree in 1994 from UQAM. Her studies and workshops in Quebec and abroad include clothing design at College Lasalle, and printmaking in Paris and Hungary. Many trips to Turkey, Morocco, France, Belgium and Japan have complemented her artistic training.
A client of ours was in the gallery recently and chose a couple of interesting small artworks to buy. She told us that her architect brother had once instructed her that she should never have two things side-by-side. It is the conventional wisdom that it is preferable to hang odd numbers of artworks together, rather…Read More
Studio 21 has a new online face. Until recently the art industry has been slow to embrace e-commerce, but times have changed. In 2016, 67 % of dealers surveyed expect the transaction volume of online 3rd party platforms and website sales channels to increase (TEFAF ART MARKET REPORT 2017). With our new website, we are…Read More
Art collectors wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the artists who create the work. Collectors and galleries need artists just as artists need gallery representation. If an artist is represented by a gallery it gives collectors assurance that the work they are buying is being vouched for by a professional. BUT a commonly asked question…Read More
Abstract mixed media paintings that incorporate the scraps (castoffs) of Carol Bernier’s students’ work, and two series of layered multiple long exposure photographs from Mariette Roodenburg’s residency at the Baer Art Center in Northern Iceland are the subject matter of the next exhibition at Studio 21, running from June 9 to July 6, 2017. Carol Bernier is…Read More