BERNI AYREART is a self-taught contemporary Australian Artist who comes from the NOLAN and CLIFFORD line of wellknown artists.
Berni originally trained in the1980's in Graphic Arts designer, Photojournalist and Forensic Photographer, after a very short stint in the confines of Art School where she felt stifled.Berni's paintings draws on 40 years of studying other artists as well as nature.
Berni endevours to experience first hand the depths of tones in nature, the play of light and the tactile composition of textures and offers to provide a sensation of these in all her works. She often combinines printing techniquies within her works resulting in an intimate and detailed composition. Her impressionist oil paintings offer a vibrancy of colour and a dimensional quality beyond that normally found in traditional painting, while her photography is alluring and sympathetic to the nature that surrounds her at her regional Victorian property.
Berni releases a limited number of works each year supporting Rotary and other charitable fundraising events. Her works are keenly sort by both Government and private collectors from across the world.
Berni exhibits in regional Art Societies and galleries across Australia. Her works are in permanent Government collections in Victoria and New South Wales including the permanent Maritime Art Collection at the Seafarers Mission Melbourne; corporate venues; and private collections in Great Britian; Canada; Tonga; the Phillipines; Japan and New Zealand. Annual feature exhibitions at The Wintergarden Gallery in Geelong; the Artmakers Mill Gallery in Kilmore; Rotary Drysdale Art Show Bellarine; the Kilmore Art Expo; and Linden Postcard Exhibition in St. Kilda are just some of the venues in her works can be viewed.
'My passion is to record the world around me. I am continually inspired by nature, society and cultural influences; changing streetscapes; distant horizons; and most of all, the vastness and colours offered in the Australian landscape. Each work is an emotional journey and reflects my continuing expedition to find new ways to respond to, and paint what I see.'