Justin Bernhardt

is creating Paintings

4

patrons

$111

per month

Hello,

I have been creating paintings for over 30 years (most of my life). In the past 10 years, I have concentrated on a series of paintings that I refer to as "Water Microcosms" in which I depict small areas of creeks and waterways to reflect on human consciousness, ecology, and perception.  

Since the beginning of my creations, I have been interested in nature, especially water and trees.  Now, I continue on a series of various dimensioned water motif paintings inspired from the Kalamazoo Nature Center's creek, Chicago Botanic Gardens, and Barton Lake.  I am engaging a type of painting I call Eco-Expressionism because of the vibrant colors, gestures, and ideas that the images come from within the mind while embracing an inward and outward ecological awareness.   

I plan to create large works up to 4' x 5' and small works around 20" or 30" squared.

I will post any new preliminary drawings, photos, paintings, and finished paintings related to these series and other projects.  I will give commentary about and related to this theme.  Questions and comments are always welcome and some practical process applications will be explored.  I would be happy to create tutorials if requested.  Patrons will be rewarded with images, cards, prints, drawings, and paintings depending on their level of contribution. 

Any pledge will help me to purchase canvases, paint, drawing supplies, paper, ink, brushes and booth fees for art festivals.

I am currently showing at Amy Zane 132 South Kalamazoo Mall, and the Main Street East Atrium 151 East Michigan in downtown Kalamazoo, MI.  In November 2019, I will be in a show at the Center For New Media of Kalamazoo Valley Community College with other artists focusing on photosynthesis.  I also show at many art festivals in the Midwest area including Chicago in the warmer months.  In the past, I have owned two art galleries in downtown Kalamazoo for 5 years, and I have been featured in various other galleries.   

A future goal is to build a 16'x40' studio-gallery barn on our Barton Lake property to get my current studio out of the basement so we can make room for our two year old son, Elliot.  In this studio-gallery I plan to hold instructional workshops, art exhibits, and benefit auctions. 

Thank you for your time in reading this!  I appreciate your interest and your support! 


This is an image of the future Bernhardt Studio-Gallery on the Lake made by Prairie Built Barns. 

To see more of my work online, please visit:  www.bernhardtfineart.com
Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.

Pledge $5 or more per month
-You will receive a small print (around 5"x8") of the painting of your choice from a selection of paintings.

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon.

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Pledge $10 or more per month
-You will receive a small print (around 8"x10") of the painting of your choice from a selection of paintings.

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon.

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Pledge $20 or more per month
-You will receive a medium print (around 10"x12") of the painting of your choice from a selection of paintings.

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon.

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Pledge $30 or more per month
-You will receive a large print (around 12"x18") of the painting of your choice from a selection of paintings.

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon.

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Pledge $50 or more per month
-You will receive a small painting on canvas (around 12"x16").

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon.

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Pledge $75 or more per month
-You will receive a medium painting on canvas (around 18"x24").

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon.

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Pledge $150 or more per month
-You will receive a 30"x40" painting on canvas.

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Goals
$111 of $300 per month

This will allow for supplies and the creation of the first large painting.

This will also work towards a long-term goal of a studio-gallery on the lake where I live so that I can offer instructional workshops and exhibitions.
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Hello,

I have been creating paintings for over 30 years (most of my life). In the past 10 years, I have concentrated on a series of paintings that I refer to as "Water Microcosms" in which I depict small areas of creeks and waterways to reflect on human consciousness, ecology, and perception.  

Since the beginning of my creations, I have been interested in nature, especially water and trees.  Now, I continue on a series of various dimensioned water motif paintings inspired from the Kalamazoo Nature Center's creek, Chicago Botanic Gardens, and Barton Lake.  I am engaging a type of painting I call Eco-Expressionism because of the vibrant colors, gestures, and ideas that the images come from within the mind while embracing an inward and outward ecological awareness.   

I plan to create large works up to 4' x 5' and small works around 20" or 30" squared.

I will post any new preliminary drawings, photos, paintings, and finished paintings related to these series and other projects.  I will give commentary about and related to this theme.  Questions and comments are always welcome and some practical process applications will be explored.  I would be happy to create tutorials if requested.  Patrons will be rewarded with images, cards, prints, drawings, and paintings depending on their level of contribution. 

Any pledge will help me to purchase canvases, paint, drawing supplies, paper, ink, brushes and booth fees for art festivals.

I am currently showing at Amy Zane 132 South Kalamazoo Mall, and the Main Street East Atrium 151 East Michigan in downtown Kalamazoo, MI.  In November 2019, I will be in a show at the Center For New Media of Kalamazoo Valley Community College with other artists focusing on photosynthesis.  I also show at many art festivals in the Midwest area including Chicago in the warmer months.  In the past, I have owned two art galleries in downtown Kalamazoo for 5 years, and I have been featured in various other galleries.   

A future goal is to build a 16'x40' studio-gallery barn on our Barton Lake property to get my current studio out of the basement so we can make room for our two year old son, Elliot.  In this studio-gallery I plan to hold instructional workshops, art exhibits, and benefit auctions. 

Thank you for your time in reading this!  I appreciate your interest and your support! 


This is an image of the future Bernhardt Studio-Gallery on the Lake made by Prairie Built Barns. 

To see more of my work online, please visit:  www.bernhardtfineart.com

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Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.

Pledge $5 or more per month
-You will receive a small print (around 5"x8") of the painting of your choice from a selection of paintings.

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon.

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Pledge $10 or more per month
-You will receive a small print (around 8"x10") of the painting of your choice from a selection of paintings.

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon.

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Pledge $20 or more per month
-You will receive a medium print (around 10"x12") of the painting of your choice from a selection of paintings.

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon.

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Pledge $30 or more per month
-You will receive a large print (around 12"x18") of the painting of your choice from a selection of paintings.

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon.

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Pledge $50 or more per month
-You will receive a small painting on canvas (around 12"x16").

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon.

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Pledge $75 or more per month
-You will receive a medium painting on canvas (around 18"x24").

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon.

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Pledge $150 or more per month
-You will receive a 30"x40" painting on canvas.

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.