Bert, a retired elementary school teacher who lives in Oswego, has studied art with nationally known watercolor teachers in numerous workshops from Maine to Florida. She has created collographs, woodcuts, linocuts and watercolor monotypes while developing her interest in printmaking. In the past few years she has developed an interest in creating collage paintings as well as using sunlight to process solar paintings.
She has been a member of and exhibited work with art organizations in Oswego and Onondaga Counties, the Adirondacks, the Thousand Islands in New York State, as well as in New Jersey, Florida, South Carolina and Canada. One of Bert’s miniature paintings was included in the World Federation of Miniaturist’s Exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC in 2004.
Her art is all original one-of-a-kind creations that are created individually. Each piece is created, signed and numbered exclusively. There are no reproductions. Her solar paintings, leaf paintings and pounded petals and leaves portray and preserve nature so the essence of the living plant will linger forever.