BERNI AYREART is a contemporary Australian Artist who comes from a family line of well known artists and sculptures including Artist James Clifford and Sir Sidney Nolan. Berni originally trained in the Graphic Arts, Photojournalism and Forensic Photography, with a short stint in the confines of an Art School. Berni now draws on 40 years of real art/life experience to further develop her techniques, themes and finding printing opportunities within her works providing for sometimes detailed compositions. Her impressionist paintings offer a vibrancy of colour and a dimensional quality beyond that normally found in traditional painting, and her photogrphy is alluring and sympathetic to her studies.
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.'