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Amy Bernays is an artist living and working in Los Angeles, California. Bernays graduated with a BA (honors) in Fine Art from Central St Martins, London in 2001. Her paintings are landscapes of personal interaction; poems to the love of line. Amy is a prolific and engaging anthropologist and mother whose work is gaining momentum.


To get the accuracy in the pier sketch above, the correct perspective and spacing and such, I used my projector as a light box and traced the photo. Is this cheating?

Kind of.

But it is also a contemporary tilt that affects the way the final image looks. Photography in painting creates very different images from non-photographic or drawn images.

The water below was all me; sketched in with loose remembering of that cold evening by the side of the river.

I chose to orange the top because otherwise it was boring. Like wanting to die my hair, or ware a fashion item that I know will go out of style in a year, I wanted this painting to have a little more back bone than the typical waterscape.

  1. Lovely painting! Dig it.

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