PETRA BERNSTEIN, USA Born and raised in the German countryside, Petra Bernstein learned to appreciate nature at an early age. Her artwork reflects how she feels and think about her surroundings. Every painting is a reaction to a feeling. Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Regensburg, Germany in 1991 and BFA from Salisbury University with a concentration in Painting, Summa Cum Laude, 2007 Living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty and wildlife she gets inspired by the rhythmic reflections and the fluid movements of the water surface. The shapes and the density of the water plants offer endless possibilities for artistic interpretations and she focuses her attention to the ever changing light and weather conditions and their impact on the elements. Her artwork ranges from close-up photographs and paintings of flora and fauna to abstract interpretations of the mystery of nature. From 2018 she is represented by Monteoliveto Gallery in Milan, Paris and London and will be in our next Photography Show in Paris in November.