Artist Profile

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Bernard Healey

Mill Valley, CA

By blending a personal artistic interpretation with the aura of the landscape Bernard Healey creates his own intensely beautiful acrylic meditations of the picturesque areas of Northern California.

Bernard Healey is a true “Early California” landscape artist, beginning both studio and plein air painting in the 50’s on the California coast and in the central California delta region. During this time he painted alongside painters of abstract expressionism, including Frank Lobdell, at the California School of fine Arts (currently the San Francisco Art Institute).

In the 60’s Bernard made Mill Valley his home and joined the Marin Society of Artists in Ross. He was elected Chairman of the Artists Advisory Council, and served on juries for their exhibitions.

His working career was spent in the field of commercial illustration for an international engineering company. He retired in 1990 and began teaching art at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, the Mill Valley Community Center, and the College of Marin Emeritus (ESCOM) program. He was featured on an MCTV program featuring his art lectures and has published a book entitled “Water, Land and Sky”.

Though Healey considers his painting style “en plein air” he is most often found in his Mill Valley studio painting from loose impressions of California scenery from memories gathered from his many forays into the area.

He breaks away what you see, or think you see, and manipulates his brush strokes, washes, and impastos, imparting his own personal inquiry into the work. making each painting more about the mood than a particular place.

My Artwork

Cloud Study

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Untitled 2009

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Clouds 2013

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Red Outlet

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White Cross

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Mount Rose Back Country

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Spheres in Space

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Red Rudder

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Abstract in Black and Red

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Winter Inlet

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S.F. Pier

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Ocean Sunset

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Mill Valley Wetlands

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Blue Heron

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Dog Bath

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Snow Cap on Mount Tam

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Delta Burn-Off Petaluma River

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Spring Thaw Sierras

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Sidetracked

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Black and Yellow

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Cheesecake Attack

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Autumn Leaf

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Diesel Whistle

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Sunset after Tornado

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Inlet North Bay

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Boats on a Wharf

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Napa Street Pier

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Untitled

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Mendocino Cliffs

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Tomales Bay Inlet

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Jay's Barn

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Carol Was Only 18

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Abstract with Pendulum

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Sentinel

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After Polaroid

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