Painter Bernard Dick uses a style that celebrates the qualities of his chosen medium, rendering pastoral scenes, portraits, landscapes, and other subject matter in heavy, painterly brush marks. Bernard also works in digital media, creating digital paintings that emulate the texture and volume of traditional oil paint.
It’s fascinating to see how the artist’s skill with traditional painting translates into the digital medium. For the most part, Bernard’s digital and traditional paintings are almost interchangeable -- in both techniques the artist takes on his subject matter with large, confident brush marks, thick layers of paint (or “paint”), and deep, sumptuous colours that creating depth and shadow in a realistic frame.
Bernard also works in photography, and it’s clear in looking through these photographs that the artist’s awareness of light, volume, and shadow, informs his painting style. The subjects of his photographs are chapels and religious symbols, and the artist’s framing and composition lends a sense of reverence and beauty to each.