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AMY BERNAYS

Painter

I was born and raised in London. After receiving a Fine Art BA (honors)  from Central St. Martins, London, I moved  to Los Angeles in California. I am currently a mum and relish my love of painting.​ 

 
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PAINTINGS

 
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our afternoon 16x12 bernays.jpg
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the overseeers bernays 12x16 2021.jpg
the wolf in his ear 12x16 bernays 2021.jpg
the sand monster bernays 12x16 2021.jpg
is it my turn 12x16 bernays 2021.jpg
Sea Voager bernays 11x14 2021.jpg
Taming Time
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fire dragon 16x20 bernays 2021.jpg
The Patriot bernays 11x14.jpg
on the fence 16x20 bernays.jpg
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ARTIST BIO

Amy Bernays

 I am from London. I have a Fine Art BA honors from a Central St Martins in London.  I moved to the US in 2001. I ran Sunset Ranch, a horse riding barn under the Hollywood sign for 4 years. I went back to London in 2005-07. I did a post grad in Painting. I came back to LA and worked for an animal training company, acting as an agent for animals for the film and TV industry. Then got lucky in Realestate. I got married and had kids (yay!), got divorced (Boo!) and remarried (Yay! again).  I am currently a mum, a award winning Super Host on Airbnb; and just starting to exhibit my paintings again. 

Education:

Foundation, Chelsea School of Fine Art, London 1997-98

Fine Art BA Honors, Central St Martins, London 1998 -2001

Post Graduate Diploma, Dali school at CSM, London 2006


Awards & Distinctions:

shortlisted Mercury Art Award 2006

Professional/Teaching Experience:

Airbnb Experiances https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/65880

Exhibitions:

Art in Embassies, Equatorial Guinea 2020- (Amelia Bernays Pitti)

Chop Chop salon, Los Angeles January 2020 

Shifting Narratives, LA Mayors offices and Mount St Mary’s University, https://hcidla.lacity.org/commission-status-women?fbclid=IwAR1YfLaSROLIWzL5r2mvoUBn8pDe1m9oxJhK0VuRE6gAL00xAcMCdyVjZv8

2019

Open I Art Space, https://mailchi.mp/50bb30d64089/you-are-invited-1st-thursday-may-2-art-show?fbclid=IwAR0PQkDUXjncjBdhHNvbOGZhAPdSWEAjkUUT0-z43HUxQjEnWtRmRFhsOnw 

2019

My children where born 2010 & 2012

Art for Youth, The Royal College of Art, London, 2010

Project Ethos, Hollywood, 2010

Cannibal Flower, Los Angeles, 2010

Create fixate, Broken, Downtown Los Angeles, July 2009

Affordable Art Fair, London 2007 - 2009

Ideal Home Show, London 2006 - 2009

Art for Youth, The Mall Gallery, London, October 2009, 2008

Centered on the Center, Huntingdon Beach Art Center, Orange County, California 2008

BA (Honors) Degree Show, Central St Martins College, 2001

Exhibit 99, Annual showcase of fine art from all London Institute colleges, 1999 

Art in Embassies, Equatorial Guinea 2020- (Amelia Bernays Pitti)

 

"Art is a line around your thoughts"

Gustav Klimt

 

CONTACT ME

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LIFE WITH KIDS

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how to smell the flowers with a mask 16x20 bernays 2021.jpg
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The Day After Tomorrow  8x10 bernays.jpg
The Day After Tomorrow 8x10 bernays.jpg

This is a painting of a memory. The idea is that the boy looks at the girl, and that is somehow related to the couple at the end of the path. The stylized muted colors remind me of the hot and the dust and the dry of the past or as the name suggests, their future.

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Blue Beach Baby bernays 20x16 2021.jpg
Blue Beach Baby bernays 20x16 2021.jpg
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little blue beach baby 20x16 bernays 2021.jpg
little blue beach baby 20x16 bernays 2021.jpg
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mothers beach 20x16 bernays 2021.jpg
mothers beach 20x16 bernays 2021.jpg
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sunscreen and sand 20x16 bernays 2021.jpg
sunscreen and sand 20x16 bernays 2021.jpg
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Neon Beach Muma 20x16 bernays 2021.jpg
Neon Beach Muma 20x16 bernays 2021.jpg
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I Love Cake 16x20 bernays 2021.jpg
I Love Cake 16x20 bernays 2021.jpg
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in the weeds 12x16 bernays.jpg
in the weeds 12x16 bernays.jpg
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that summer 8x10 bernays.JPG
that summer 8x10 bernays.JPG
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tipping the scales bernays 16x20.JPG
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the king 16x20 bernays.JPG
the king 16x20 bernays.JPG

I like the self belief. The knowledge and comfort in her own skin. The world is simple here and she is King. Little does she know.

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on the fence 16x20 bernays.jpg
on the fence 16x20 bernays.jpg

This is about parenting. Drawing boundaries and enforcing them. It is about protection and husbandry. The compositing is a portrait of family.

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garden games bernays 16x20.jpg
garden games bernays 16x20.jpg
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fear of flying 8x9 bernays sm.jpg
fear of flying 8x9 bernays sm.jpg
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voyager 16x20 bernays.jpg
voyager 16x20 bernays.jpg
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Africa Baby 40x40 bernays.jpg
Africa Baby 40x40 bernays.jpg
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beach buddies 9x12 bernays.jpg
beach buddies 9x12 bernays.jpg
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babylon beach baby 48x36 bernays.jpg
babylon beach baby 48x36 bernays.jpg
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mumma love 8x10 bernays.jpg
mumma love 8x10 bernays.jpg
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Som Read Fortune 8x10 bernays.jpg
Som Read Fortune 8x10 bernays.jpg
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Shadows lesson 8x10 bernays.jpg
Shadows lesson 8x10 bernays.jpg
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Big Brother 8x10 bernays.jpg
Big Brother 8x10 bernays.jpg
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The Ball Game 12x14 oil on canvas board
The Ball Game 12x14 oil on canvas board
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Homework Before Horses 8x10 bernays.jpg
Homework Before Horses 8x10 bernays.jpg
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The maturity of his little face. As the title suggests, this is about the family roles. Lacking the bright colors typical of the portrayal of childhood, this somber little painting explores non traditional family roles.SOLD

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Cereal Bowl Killer 16x20 bernays 2021.jpg
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COLLABORATIONS

these are the paintings I have been doing with the children.

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the wolf in his ear 12x16 bernays 2021.jpg

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The West While Were Young Bernys 20x16 2021.jpg

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our afternoon 16x12 bernays.jpg
our afternoon 16x12 bernays.jpg

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the wolf in his ear 12x16 bernays 2021.jpg

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GROWN UP LIFE

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that summer 8x10 bernays.JPG
hollywood stag 16x20 bernays 2021.JPG
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salt dancers 20x16 bernays ig.jpg
sand posse 20x16 bernays ig.jpg
kern valley entrance 20x16 bernays 2021.jpg
kern valley lake 12x16 bernays 2021 .jpg
kern valley river bernays 16x20 2021.jpg
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mount baldy with horse 50x40cm.jpg
yellow boat three 36x48 bernays.jpg
platos plateau bernays 16x20.jpg
the director.jpg
the boom man and the buffalo 24x18.jpg
his affairs 8x10 bernays.jpg
the power players 8x10bernays sm.jpg
stardust 14x8.jpg
two drink minimum .jpg
the graduate 6x9 sm.jpg
eth stardust levels 15x24.jpg
the country side bernays 8x10.jpg
the blue house 48x24.jpg
The End 24x48x2.jpg
the feel of wine 12x8 bernays.JPG
Play House 16x20 bernays.jpg
Our House bernays 20x16.jpg
The Birds Line 48x18 bernays.jpg
birdsong 30 p 75x12 bernays .JPG
my pink LA House 16x14.jpg
Blue Picnic 30x24.jpg
ventura tree 24x36.jpg
Freeways of Glendale 24x36.jpg
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