These pieces are basically mixed media……some collage, some acrylic paint, some pencil and crayon. Whatever gives me the effect I am looking for. They are created by applying layer upon layer.
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Vital Forms: 24″x30″ stretched canvas
Lemon Yellow: 12″x12″ stretched canvas
Changing Seasons 2: 8″x16″ stretched canvas
Moonrise: 8″x8″ stretched canvas
Musicale: 10″x10″ stretched canvas
Secret Story: 18″x36″ stretched canvas
Vital Forms 3: 18″x24″ stretched canvas
Interlude: illustration board, corrugated cardboard, vinyl, wash,colored pencil,acrylic on 18″x24″ stretched canvas
1st place award East Central Arts Council Image Show: Acrylic/Mixed Media
Checkered Landscape II : 20″x24″ stretched canvas
City Flock 2: 18″x24″ stretched canvas
April 22nd, 2018 at 4:04 am
Dear Mrs Bergerson, I am a huge fan and would like to buy an original piece, but could not find a hint on your Site where to ask for that. Do you sell via a certain Gallery, or would I just ask you here? Greets from Berlin, Germany, Tina Reichelt
April 24th, 2018 at 10:25 am
You can just ask here, or email at email@example.com
July 6th, 2018 at 11:56 am
A couple of quick questions: Do you name your paintings before you start or after you finish? Do you have any intention at all when you begin a piece?
July 8th, 2018 at 4:40 pm
I do about half and half. Sometimes I have a specific idea I want to explore, other times I just start and see what happens.
December 21st, 2018 at 7:03 am
Is the work used to make a collage your own? I.e. do you prepare paper ready for collaging with your own art work?i kind of assume you do. I love all your work by the way.
December 23rd, 2018 at 1:48 pm
Thank you. Yes, I do use papers I prepare myself, and also various rice papers, newspaper, old maps, found papers (stuff that’s been modified by being out in the elements), etc.
March 3rd, 2019 at 12:03 pm
Love your work!Especially Interlude. When you use newspaper or other non acid free found paper,will mat medium protect the work?
March 5th, 2019 at 10:00 am
I like to think so. The polymer medium encloses it completely with no more exposure to moisture or oxygen. UV-wise I’m not so confident, but I choose not to worry about that.
March 6th, 2019 at 11:58 am
Thanks for your reply.I used some neat rusty water painted paper towels and collages them with mat medium and hope they will stand the test of time.
January 6th, 2023 at 10:09 am
Would like to attend workshop…
In Hayward Wi.
August 28th, 2019 at 9:30 pm
I have just discovered your work. I’m fascinated. I wish you continued success and a long, prosperous career.
August 29th, 2019 at 11:42 am
September 29th, 2020 at 3:56 pm
How do you make your Neocolor 1 art look painterly? Turpentine smells so bad. Is there anything else I can use? On your black skimmerrs. Did you use other colors when layering the black parts. Your art is wonderful BTW!
September 30th, 2020 at 12:38 pm
I don’t use any solvents with my Neo 1’s. I just put it on so that eventually the color is solid, so that no paper shows through, but in thinner layers, not all at once. You can keep adding color and kind of “mix” color on the surface. If you overdo, you can scrape off the excess and redo (to a certain extent). You can also use Prismacolor colored pencils to blend edges where one color meets another.
February 27th, 2021 at 1:07 pm
Just discovered your work which is fascinating
What sort of glue do you use as I always find it difficult to get items to stay flat especially if theatres are textured and a bit rough
March 1st, 2021 at 11:33 am
Most of the time I use matte medium. If I want to keep the surface of the material I am collaging to remain “dry”, I use either permanent glue stick or Tacky glue. I also use Tacky glue for more 3-D stuff, like bottle caps or wood. When using Tacky glue or glue stickI usually allow the piece to dry for a while under a weight to assure a good bond. With a slip sheet of waxed paper. And sometimes I use gloss medium coated papers and a tacking (heat) iron. TMI????
November 15th, 2021 at 7:04 pm
Please tell me you offer classes / workshops.
November 17th, 2021 at 1:16 pm
I’m sorry that I no longer offer classes/workshops. I’ve entered into that selfish phase of my career when I just want to work in my studio, doing what I want to do when I want to do it. It’s a lovely place to be.