Barbara Bernstein has participated in more than 200 group and national juried shows, including the prestigious Salmagundi, Allied Artists of America, and Art of the Northeast, USA. She has won forty awards in addition to the Grumbacher Gold Medallion for outstanding achievement in oil painting and is a juried artist member of the Connecticut Watercolor Society, Connecticut Women Artists, and the New Haven Paint and Clay. Her works are in many private and public collections including General Electric Corp., the town of Westport, CT and the Connecticut National Bank, among others.
Speaking of her paintings, Barbara Bernstein says "My work is representational and draws upon the traditional range of subject matter; landscape, interiors, still lifes, and figures. There is an interplay in my work of the abstract and the objective. The high key of the color coupled with painterly strokes gives my work a strong expressive bent. My dominant themes concern the inner serenity and restorative power of nature, and the celebration of the familiar. I place an emphasis on the relationships of colors and shapes, especially mindful of their rhythms and interactions."
"North Island House"
"Out the Door"