Known as the torchlight artist, this summer bayside painter Bernadette Jordan is illuminating Whitehill Gallery with her blossoming jewels of nature.
A former meditation teacher and intuitive healing facilitator, Bernadette had been painting flowers for some time yet looking for new meaning and inspiration in her work when a chance event gave her the revelation she’d been looking for. A power blackout one stormy night in winter forced her to reach for her household torch when, much to her excitement, she discovered how magical her flowers looked by torchlight.
“I’d been searching for a way to take my process of combining meditation/energy channelling and painting to the next level to create work that touches and inspires people,” explains Bernadette. Her answer came that night and her new flower series, ‘Out of the Shadows’, was conceived. “The lighting effect created amazingly beautiful images, dramatic and ethereal. It brought out colours and shapes you just don’t see in the daylight.”
Bernadette’s first opening-night at G3 Artspace in Parkdale last July debuted to a record-breaking crowd. “It confirmed to me that when the timing is right the path will be shown,” she says, explaining that with the energy vibration injected into the paintings they radiate a presence of their own, making a space look and feel warm and inviting.
Bernadette’s passion for painting has always been her primary focus as she aspires to contribute to the joy of art enhancing peoples’ lives. “My intention for every painting is the same – for the viewer to be affected visually, physically and even spiritually. This is a gift I am honoured to be able to share with the world.”
‘Out of the Shadows’ exhibition is at Whitehill Gallery, Sapori Di Casa Dec 12 to Feb 12 11am-5pm, Thurs to Sun.
Bernadette Jordan at Whitehill Gallery
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