Anne Bernard shows her encaustic paintings, drawings and prints in galleries throughout southern Maine, including Hole in the Wall Studioworks in Raynond, Gallery 302 in Bridgton, and Cafe Nomad in Norway. Bernard received her BFA in Sculpture and Drawing from the University of Southern Maine in 1989.
My work grants me access to things unknown—through both the process and the result. Each piece arises from a response to materials, the natural world, time and memory. Often a meaning is not immediately clear to me. Just as often there is not so much a meaning as a feeling of connection—something more felt than named.
I keep my drawing process as direct, elemental and searching as possible. What is underneath? What is in between? I draw with tools that limit my ability to control until layers of casual line and scrubbed/gouged texture come together to form an image that is mysterious but somehow familiar or remembered.