Deaf Girl With Interpreter
36x41.5'', oil, 2004
The media Claire Bergman prefers are oil and
watercolor with pen and ink. Her emphasis is on
character studies so as to reproduce the
uniqueness and dignity of the individual.
For life to be breathed into the portrait, harmony
and balance are stressed. The particular matching
combinations of colors used -- orange, red,
yellow, blue, and hydrangea green, reflect the
splendor of life and imprint the subtle mystery of
the human personality on the canvas. When
Bergman paints, she spreads the paint in rapid,
sweeping strokes. When she draws, it is mainly
a black-on-white single unbroken spontaneous line.
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