Local artist Dana Beringer’s concept of art as a direct, immediate expression of the artist’s inner state appeals to the viewer’s intuitive approach to her work. These works draw us into a serene purposeful place almost sacred. Included in this show are works which exude a dramatization of nature and the sea. Also included are several pieces from her black and white series depicting abstract perspectives of city architecture and from her FOG series. In other shows she has shown artworks expanded from sketches made from an aerial view of coastal New England including Nantucket, Block Island and Martha’s Vineyard. She used bold colors depicting these parcels of land and water. The technique of building upon layers with muted color adds texture and depth. Some of her canvases are almost transparent with sweeping hints of color. Her paintings of seascapes come alive in an abstract expressionistic style. In the series of black and white she plays structure against freedom. The first series was inspired by city blocks and architecture in Manhattan. The second series is a retrospective of FOG.
Dana Beringer’s artwork is an improvisational expression of her ideas and emotions. She has been painting since an early age. Dana Beringer has exhibited and sold both in the United States and in Europe. Her work has been photographed and credited in several publications including BH & Gardens. The artist holds a BFA from CUA in Wash. DC. and a Masters in Art Therapy from CNR in New York. Additional work can be viewed on her website www.danaberinger.com