Bernadette’s work is inspired by the many places she has lived. She was born in Manchester where she initially studied Art and developed her love for it. She travelled the world as an Army wife for over 20 years and now lives in East Yorkshire so her imagination is full of different landscapes, colours and feelings which tend to provoke a more emotional response than a representational one.
She sometimes starts by laying collage, thin layers of colour and building these up slowly until the painting starts to respond and often tells her where it wants to go. She loves the freedom and joy of working this way and will never tire of the wonderful desire to experiment and develop her work further.