New Englander, Harry Bernard, Expressionist, Contemporary Fine Artist, Painter, Printmaker, Photographer and the Original Finder of Urban Street Creatures.

I am a self-taught artist--a painter 
and printmaker, working in oil, acrylic, collage, monotype, digital prints, and digital monoprint. Before moving to Walpole, NH, ten years ago with my wife Pam, an artist, writer, and educator, we worked for over twenty-five years in a studio in South Boston's Fort Point Artists' community.

For almost fifteen years my work has centered around the theme Art UderFoot—a visual inquiry into the transitory nature of life—which incorporates found objects collected from various places and used to expand toward a unique iconography. For example, a coffee spill on a street in Boston may resemble a person or an animal (see About The Art section) and is photographed for later use, and in this way is brought into an iconic realm.

A phrase from a song may be incorporated, as well as children's drawings—some from my own grandchildren—or images of masks from around the world. Each work is a spontaneously created collage of these found images and combined with graphite drawing and acrylic or oil painting methods.

Mom Returned As...I have just added several new galleries to the site to bring the site up to date. These include “Newer Paintings” and five new galleries, WasHere Tunder the Monotype tab in the navigation tabs. New inclusions are Mom returned as… , WasHere Valos, WasHere T, WasHere A, WasHere II, and WasHere Also. All of the new work, created over the past year and a half, are gathered under the same theme of Art UnderFoot.WasHereAlso
Art UnderFoot
, which has been my focus for a decade and a half. A good portion of this work is still available for purchase directly, prior to up and coming show scheduled for this Spring and Summer.