Originally from Scotland, but having spent most of his life in the North East, Bernie considers himself a true Geordie.
A full time artist for 12 years, his work is rapidly gaining popularity and can be found as far afield as Japan and Australia.
Being self taught, his work comes from the soul where he works rapidly to convey the emotion generated by a subject in an expressionistic style.
Consequently his work is loose and dramatic, with bold brushstrokes, and is instantly recognizable. “I’m not influenced by fashion or the current trend – these things are transient. I do however admit to having enormous admiration for the work of the Scottish Colourists, and I would be happy to think they have a bearing on my work.”