My home and studio are located near Grand Rapids, Michigan. I am a self-taught artist, and my painting and sketching activities have been going on for many years. Besides producing artwork, I currently teach several watercolor and sketching classes in Michigan and Arizona, and have held many workshops. In my artwork I am a realist, and my subjects are usually landscapes and seascapes. A painting begins with sketches that I make on location. Most of my painting is then done in the studio, where I can control lighting and other conditions. The majority of my work is done in watercolor, but I also venture into alkyd and oil painting, as well as pen and ink sketching. The choice depends on which medium is best suited for a particular project. My work has been presented in various shows in Michigan, and I have had many one-man shows in Arizona. I have served as Artist in Residence at the Franciscan Life Process Center in Lowell, Michigan, and am a member of Grand Valley Artists, Inc
Bert's ArtPrize Entries
These are Bert's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Bert's Past Work
These are images of past work that Bert has done.