Bernadette (Berni) Bradshaw
Berni received her art training from the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, MN with emphasis on fine art and illustration. Bernadette works in several mediums including fiber, watercolor, and soft pastel. Bernadette’s work has been featured in exhibits in Orleans, France; The Ohio Craft Museum; The Birger Sandzen Gallery, Lindsborg, KS; CityArts, Mark Arts and many others.
Berni has had her work printed in various publications including Lark Publications as part of the International “Fiberarts Design Book 6.” Most recently, she has had work accepted into the National All Media exhibit (2017) and the National Watercolor Exhibit (2018) at Mark Arts. Berni won the 2007 Botanica poster contest as well as top honors at the 2005 Art Show at the Dog Show, an international canine art competition. Her watercolor painting entitled “Waiting for Bernie” won Best of Show, First Place in watercolor and Best Kansas Artist. Her original painting is now part of the permanent collection at the American Kennel Club Museum in New York City.
In addition to creating her own work, she loves teaching and sharing her enthusiasm for painting with her students. Berni has taught watercolor and soft pastel classes since 1996 with the goal of giving her students confidence to paint from their own sources and to have fun learning at the same time.