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Currents: Bernard Trainor


Friday, February 1 – Sunday, March 3

Bernard Trainor
Born 1964
Carmel Studio

I am the founding partner of GROUND STUDIO, practicing landscape architecture throughout Northern California.

My love of landscape evolved over 35 years with one hand in the soil and one hand on the pen designing landscapes in Australia, England and California.

This geographical diversity cultivated a deep appreciation for site specific art and design. When traveling I soon discovered my favorite art, architecture and landscapes are deeply connected to the place from which they have grown.” This simple observation and a keen awareness of the regional context inform all my art.

Working in any medium that will express a memory I have, my approach is to interpret and abstractly represent memories and interactions with landscapes where I have lived for the past 50 years. These interactions can be personal, overwhelming, lasting, fleeting, fulfilling, and and above all else, humbling.

With my art, rather than any futile attempts at replicating what I see and what I feel, my abstract art emphasizes natural patterns that appear strikingly deliberate in response to local ecologies, climate and geology – Things are simply where they must be and the patterns emphasize this- My intention is to create my art this way – Clearly… and Absolutely essential.

Bernard Trainor (born 1964), Tracks, 2016, acrylic on wood panel, 40 x 30 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.