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Barbara Berney

Barbara Berney

Romeoville, Illinois

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I have been some sort of artist since I could wield a crayon as a precocious tyke. After 37 years as an art director and graphic designer, I retired to spend more time on my own art. I fell in love with digital art in 2006 when I had the first of three thumb joint replacement surgeries. With my hand in a cast, I was no longer able to make jewelry, but the urge for creative expression was overpowering. I discovered that I could push the mouse around without much pain and digital collage emerged.

I create art because doing so infuses my spirit with a powerful, elemental connection to the universe. Each piece is an intimate expression of my own vitality, of the thrill of living every day. Each work of art offers an exploration of endless possibilities, encompassing the depth of my intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual experience.

My images employ a technique that layers a wide variety of elements�colors, textures, light effects and photographic and other images�to achieve some pretty funky, fun, and often very unexpected results. Each image is one of a kind, some taking just hours, others taking days to complete. There may be as many as a hundred layers in one finished work, though most contain between 20 and 50.

Digital art is an emerging form of creative expression, a marriage of technology and traditional art forms. As a tool, the computer allows me to push the limits of my creative nature, to fine tune my composition and to achieve a harmonious balance of texture, color and luminosity that lifts the spirit and inspires a sense of wonder.

All images copyright by the artist. These images are NOT in the public domain.

 

Stargazers by Barbara Berney

 

Dahlia with Raindrops by Barbara Berney

 

Jonquil by Barbara Berney

 

Clematis by Barbara Berney

 

Trumpet Flowers After the Bloom by Barbara Berney

 

Yellow Hibiscus by Barbara Berney

 

Prickly Pear by Barbara Berney

 

The House Across the Street by Barbara Berney

 

Red Rowen by Barbara Berney

 

Hollyhocks by Barbara Berney

 

Canna Lilies by Barbara Berney

 

Cleome by Barbara Berney

 

Anticipating Spring by Barbara Berney

 

Green Fall Leaves by Barbara Berney

 

Romance of Flowers by Barbara Berney

 

Double Purple Datura by Barbara Berney

 

Beauty and the Bud by Barbara Berney

 

Chinese Lanterns by Barbara Berney

 

The Red Leaf by Barbara Berney

 

Fairy Garden by Barbara Berney

 

Queen Anne's Lace by Barbara Berney

 

Natural Wonders by Barbara Berney

 

Bridal Bouquet by Barbara Berney

 

Leafy Greens by Barbara Berney

 

Trumpet flower by Barbara Berney

 

Winter Bloom by Barbara Berney

 

Blossoms by Barbara Berney

 

White Christmas by Barbara Berney

 

Morning Glory by Barbara Berney

 

Turning by Barbara Berney

 

Spring in My Mind by Barbara Berney

 

End of the Season by Barbara Berney

 

Crocus by Barbara Berney

 

Poppy by Barbara Berney

 

Tulips by Barbara Berney

 

A Little Romance by Barbara Berney

 

Lily by Barbara Berney

 

Birthday Flowers by Barbara Berney

 

Hibiscus by Barbara Berney

 

Iris III by Barbara Berney

 

Iris IV by Barbara Berney

 

Goosed Berry Pods by Barbara Berney

 

Giant Coleus by Barbara Berney

 

Blooming Color by Barbara Berney

 

Mrs. Chagall's Hydrangeas by Barbara Berney

 

Batik Lilies by Barbara Berney

 

Purple Trumpets by Barbara Berney

 

Prairie Grass by Barbara Berney