Bernadette Youngquist is an American abstract expressionist who came to focus on painting later in life after earning degrees in Psychology and Sociology and while raising her two sons.
She began dedicating her time to learning design, art, and painting; gathering knowledge from, books, instructors, and a supportive community of artists.
“I’ve always considered myself a student of the human experience. Sensitivity is my super power. I process life through my art”.
Bernadette has recently begun selling and exhibiting her abstract paintings in juried exhibits.
Sensitivity and instincts are an important part of the creative process as an abstract expressionist. I closely identify with American abstract expressionists of the postwar world war 2 era known as the“New York School”.
I come alive when using expressive line work in my mixed media acrylic paintings because it is raw and immediate. My goal is to create work that is explorable, interesting, and above all true to personal expression.
I believe the viewer is looking to the visual artist to express human experiences that are seen and felt but difficult to articulate.