“My eyes see, at home, abroad, wherever, the subjects that become my paintings.  But the techniques that are employed to bring them to life vary with my passion for unique materials, be they hand made papers, shiny acrylic inks, glossy photos taken on New York sidewalks or printed off the computer.  Each surface beckons me to approach it with materials designed to enhance its own unique qualities.  Each painting, whether it stands alone or is part of a series, must resonate with my desire to make a work of art that is competent, compelling and uniquely mine.  The joy I find in the making of art, the education I bring to it, and the intensity with which I work, result in the colorful, multilayered acrylic and collage paintings presented in the pages of this website:  please enjoy!”  – Bernice Koff


Book Jacket 6 - Paris - 22x 30 - Mixed media on Paper

Book Jacket 6 – Paris – 22x 30 – Mixed media on Paper

Just learned that I will be having a solo show at the Semans Gallery of the Durham Arts Council. I will be installing the exhibit of about 20 paintings this week, and the image I’m sharing with you of Book Jacket 6: Paris will be used for invitations, emails etc. This new series of paintings, using the actual covers of favorite books (In this case John Russell’s huge tome) incorporates both my own memorabilia from visits there, photos taken in the Metro and cathedrals, painted art papers using the colors of the French Flag, and a cover from the New Yorker magazine memorializing the cartoonists murdered in the Charlie Hebdo attacks. Hope you will be able to stop by during the duration of the show (through May 10) or attend the official reception on Friday, April 20, 2018.

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