Feedback From Around The World

comments around the worldFans from all over the world have sent in their comments about my oil paintings. I share those comments here in this post. I would love to hear from you too! When you write be sure to include where you are from. Click on link to email your comments.

• “Your web-site is a testament to your passion and talent. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit and was struck by your range of subjects, and the way you have handled them. My warmest congratulations!!” — David H., Christchurch, New Zealand

• “Great site and Art! Have you done any imaginary or surreal work? I can see your work progressing to that next level; your lines and color are very strong almost visionary like in dreams where everything is ’emphasized’. Anyway, keep painting, you obviously have the talent and skill.” — Arnold I., Saskatoon SK, Canada

• “Had a very enjoyable browse. We will be returning to your gallery again. But we will have to talk to our custom & excise department. Re charges ect for personally imported works of art. May your God go with you and keep up the good work.” — Denny G., Port Louis, Mauritius

• “I admire your work and I think it’s wonderful to have the ability to help others achieve their business goals. I presently develop Web sites for a government agency, but I’m looking to do what you do (work from home). I have a strong desire to work for God’s kingdom. So, my goal is to use my skills to help churches build and maintain their Web sites.” — Latonya W.


ladybug on a flower paintingLadybug #2 – Almost Perfect Camouflage
Insect Art by Teresa Bernard
6″ x 6″
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

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• “Wonderful paintings. I would love to commission a few for my wife while here in Kuwait courtesy of the US Army.” — James F., Camp Arifjan, Kuwait

• “Hi, I was just searching the web and wanted to look for original art, paintings, drawings to inspire me. I love your art work. You have a realism that really caught my eye. I like the Clown Fish. The portrait of the man on the boat is fantastic. I have a God given talent that I need to re-discover and seeing your site and reading your ‘About Me‘ section was just what I needed. Thanks for doing what you do.”

• “Wonderful talent you have. Your paintings are great! Enjoyed visiting your site.” — Robert N., Victoria, Australia

• “Hi – I just visited your website – and I love your work, you are a delightfully gifted artist.” — Brandy C.

• “Only one word, ‘Excellent'” — Paul V., Sydney, Australia

• “I’ve searched the web and your work is by far the best…” — Carroll-Marie M.

• “Your art work is beautiful. I love Bunratty, but they are all wonderful. I have enjoyed viewing your site.” — Elizabeth M., Vancouver BC, Canada


UPDATED: 30 September 2016
Word Count: 467

Feedback From Across The U.S.

comments across AmericaThrough the years many have emailed telling me what think of my oil paintings. I thought you might enjoy reading what they have to say. This post contains comments from my fans all across America. I would love to hear from you too! Email me your comments.

• “Teresa, I looked at your site as soon as we got home from church. What a gift! Sometime I would love to see your work in person. Wow… God bless.” — Janet Plymale, Tyler TX

• “Hey Doll, I visited your art website today and was totally amazed at all the folks who have enjoyed your paintings and took the time to comment in your feedback section! I think it’s great & I am so proud of my wife!!! Not to mention, I too enjoy all your art work!! Your Hubby.” — Robert Bernard, Ben Wheeler TX


Sunflower oil paintingSunflower From Behind
Flower Art by Teresa Bernard
20″ x 16″
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

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• “Jim and I looked at your pictures online. They are fabulous. Your talent has really grown. I think you have way surpassed your dad. He would really be proud of you.” — Debra Dove, San Antonio TX

• “Robert, Tell Teresa I think her paintings are awesome!!! The detail she takes from the original photos, and then using other backgrounds looks perfect. Great work, Teresa!” — Father Dan, Prince of Peace Church, Whitehouse TX

• “I’m a family doctor in a small town in northern Maine. I really love all your paintings. I’m so taken with the Peggy’s Cove painting – it’s so lovely. I grew up in Newfoundland where all the houses were painted a bright color to offset the grey weather that could otherwise be depressing. The red house and the ocean reminds me of home. The painting brings a smile to my face.” — Janet B., Houlton ME

• “A while ago I came across your Web site and found your beautiful paintings. I am not an artist at all or have much knowledge about art, but some of your paintings have something that lifts them above ‘just a nice picture’, something that draws, that makes you look at them again and again. I love in particular your painting of Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia. It looks so pure and unspoiled, it has a dreamy atmosphere to it.” — Meike E., Chester NJ

• “Thank you so much for stopping by today. It was a pleasure to meet you and learn of your travels and interests. Teresa, I visited your web site and WOW, you are much too modest. God has truly blessed you and uses you mightily.” — Eva S., Centaur Arabian Farms, Flint TX

• “OUTSTANDING work! I am impressed, very nice artwork. I particularly liked the Clown Fish piece! Your site is also excellent. Thanks for visiting my site, requesting a link exchange, and any future correspondence. Keep up the great work (I know, cliché – but sincere). — Jason S., College Station TX

• “Your paintings are sooooo beautiful and realistic. I live in Oregon and wish I could have purchased your Lane County Covered Bridge. I am in awe of your work. I just can’t say enough nice things about your paintings. Wish I could do it!!!!” — Susan A., Oregon

• “God has blessed you with wonderful talents! May He also bless you with lots of sales too. Keep Arting!” — Jeff W., Lansing MI

• “I really like your paintings–the portrait of your husband is very unusual in composition and the backlighting–wish I could see it in real life. Another that really caught my eye specially is the Sea of Galilee at Capernaum–the light in the sky is particularly indicative of something spiritual, even if one didn’t know a thing about the religious significance of the place.” — Elena M., Columbia, MD

• “You captured your feelings in these snow pictures they are truly a work of art. You will be recommended to my friends and please make lithographs for future release maybe in years to come. By all means I”d love to see more of these.” — L. Mundy, Santa Clarita CA

• “Your web site is very nice! But you’re paintings are beautiful!!! I enjoyed my wander through the pages of your very talented work.” — Millie C., Denver CO

• “Love your work — we might want to put it on our site eventually.” — Will B., Hondo TX


ladybug oil paintingLadybug #1 – Hanging On Tight
Insect Art by Teresa Bernard
6″ x 6″
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

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• “Your paintings are lovely. Such beautiful lighting. I think you are very talented and your work is very well executed. I wish you lots of luck.” — Sue M., New Jersey

• “I like your work very much. I grew up in Lane County near a bridge very much like the one you painted. When I went to my High School class reunion in 1984, the bridge had been replaced by an open bridge. I have not been back to Oregon since.” — Donna B., Texas

• “Oh, I just viewed your web site again. I absolutely love your paintings. I’ll have to have one.” — Patricia F., Tyler TX

• “It looks like God has blessed you with a great talent! Thank God that He enables us with this gift!” — Kathleen W., Fort Wayne IN

• “I love your website!! It’s very easy to use and the paintings are absolutely beautiful! I love that you’ve added the religious paintings, I look forward to seeing more. God has blessed you with a wonderful, wonderful talent!” — Diane H., Fairborn OH

• “Super! I loved your art work! WOW! What incredible talent. Rachel and I would love to see more of your work. Thanks for your time yesterday and hearing our heart for Hampton Church of the Nazarene. I know that God has something good in store for us as we follow after Him!” — Pastor Mark W., Hampton VA

• “Hi, I like your paintings, I paint too. I paint rustic paintings in oil and have sold several. I enjoyed your art, it’s very nice.” — Faye, Arkansas

• “Absolutely love your sunset and portrait of man. What is the price for a commissioned painting from a photo?” — Kerri K., St. Paul MN

• “Your paintings are beautiful!!” — Kristine Nichols, Hampton VA

• “Your paintings are awesome!!!!! You are also very talented in Web design. You are blessed!” — Tim B., Hampton VA

• “I checked out your Web site. Looks awesome! God has really gifted you.” — Brian Forester, Norfolk VA

• “I checked out your Web site and loved all of your paintings. Very nice site too!” — Jeannie Richardson, Baytown TX

• “Beautiful Web site. You have great style and a lot of artistic talent.” — Gelinda R., Honolulu HI

• “Are your paintings for sale? I think they are wonderful!” — Jennifer B., Virginia Beach VA

• “Saw your artwork – it is great! I too am an artist.” — Bonnie K., Houston TX

• “Your Web site is very professional. I’m impressed!” — Susan King, Sisters OR

• “You have a great Web site. I think it’s very professionally done. I also like your paintings. I’m stationed on a ship in the Navy. I showed your Web site and paintings to my fellow shipmates and they were very impressed as well.” — Robert B., Norfolk VA

• “GREAT SITE! I was amazed by your oil paintings. They look every bit as good as those I see in galleries done by local artists. I am so impressed by how far you have developed your talent. Your site worked very well for my browser too.” — Kris Erickson, Sumner WA

• “Looks great Mom, keep up the good work!” — Sheldon Burquist, Houston TX

• “Awesome paintings!” — Randy B., Corvalis OR

• “Your artwork is quite impressive. I enjoyed my visit to your Web site. Thanks for sharing.” — Dan B., Azuza CA

• “Your oil paintings are very good. Keep up the good work.” — Alicia Gillette, Hampton VA


UPDATED: 30 September 2016
Word Count: 1289

Ladybug #2 – Almost Perfect Camouflage

ladybug on a flower painting

© Copyright 2016 – Present

Size: 6″ x 6″
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: A close-up painting of a red ladybug sitting on a red flower. This painting will not need a frame. Gallery wrap means the canvas wraps around the support. This allows the artist to paint around the edges of the painting.


Purchasing Information
$120 Plus S/H




Artist Comments: This painting is of a lady bug sitting on a red flower and the ladybugs’ color is almost the perfect camouflage. I named it “Almost Perfect Camouflage” because the red color of the ladybug blends in so well with the flower he/she is sitting on. A natural predator would have to look very close to see it.

Where did they get their name? Are all ladybugs female? What do you call a ladybug that is a male? How can you tell them apart? All great questions!

The name ladybug is the common name for Coccinellidae, a Latin word meaning scarlet, and is the American name for the insect Europeans call the “lady beetle” or “ladybird beetle.” Whether you call them a ladybug, ladybird or lady beetle, the name is thought to have its origins in an old legend from Europe during the Middle ages.

Legend has it that the Europeans agricultural crops were being destroyed by pests, so Catholic farmers began praying to the Blessed Lady (the Virgin Mary) for help. Soon afterward they noticed tiny black and red beetles in their fields eating the unwanted pests. Their crops were miraculously spared the damage from the infestation. The farmers attributed their good fortune to the tiny insects which they called “the beetles of our Lady.” The red color of the beetle represents Mary’s cloak and the black spots her sorrows. Through the years they eventually came to be known as ladybugs.

Even though they are called lady bugs, they do come in both the male and female varieties, and both sexes are called the same thing… “ladybugs.” To the naked eye it is hard to distinguish the male from female ladybugs, although, females are larger than males. And that is hard to distinguish unless they are next to each other.

This painting is part of a series featuring a ladybug. The next ladybug painting in this series is Ladybug #1 — Hanging On Tight.


Ladybug #1 – Hanging On Tight

ladybug oil painting

© Copyright 2016 – Present

Size: 6″ x 6″
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: Close-up oil painting of a red ladybug hanging on tight to a leafy branch. This painting will not require a frame as the image extends around the edges of the canvas surface.


Purchasing Information
$120 Plus S/H




Artist Comments: This painting is the first of two featuring a ladybug. I actually worked on both paintings at the same time, i.e. Ladybug #1 and Ladybug #2. I painted the ladybug series on six inch by six inch canvases. For such a small creature, I felt 6×6 was the perfect size. I love ladybugs and had been wanting to paint one (or more) for quite some time.

I came across a really good deal on some small canvases and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to buy 24 of them. When my shipment of 6×6 canvases arrived, I thought this was the perfect time to paint the ladybugs. Before these two particular paintings it had been quite some time since I last painted on such a small canvas. It was a lot of fun and it didn’t take any time at all to finish it.

Now About The Ladybugs!

Ladybugs are wondrous little creatures! They are sometimes called lady beetles or ladybird beetles. They most commonly come in the colors of red, yellow and orange which fades as the beetle gets older. Some species have black spots while others have black stripes and still others are a solid color with no markings at all. Their bright colors serve to warn birds they don’t taste good.

Surprisingly there are over 6,000 different species of this particular insect. They are beneficial insects because ladybugs eat other insects like aphids that often damage agricultural crops and garden plants. As such, ladybugs are often grown commercially and sold to farmers and gardeners.

The life cycle of a ladybug consists of four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Depending on the species, female ladybugs may lay as many as 1,000 eggs from spring to early summer. It usually takes four days for their eggs to hatch.

The next painting in this series is Ladybug #2 — Almost Perfect Camouflage.


Sunflower From Behind

Sunflower oil painting

© Copyright 2016 – Present

Size: 20″ x 16″
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: Oil painting of a sunflower as seen from the backside of the blossom. Gallery wrap means this painting will not require a frame as the composition extends around the edges of the canvas surface.


Purchasing Information
$360 plus S/H




Artist Comments: I love all flowers, however, one of my favorite kind is the sunflower. I love the bright sunshine yellow petals and huge blossoms that resemble the sun. Most paintings of sunflowers are from the front of the blossom, however, the back side of some flowers can be just as interesting.

Some Interesting Things About Sunflowers

  • The sunflower is a plant that is native to North America. Later it was introduced to Mexico and Peru. They can grow up to 6 feet tall and prefer dry, sunny places where their roots can dig deep into the soil.
  • When the plant is in the bud stage, it will face the sun following its movement across the sky from horizon to horizon. This movement allows it to get the maximum amount of the sun’s rays. Once the flower is fully opened into the radiance of yellow petals, it faces east only. It is not known why it does this. One theory is it is possibly a defensive response to prevent the sun from scalding the seed pod during hot summer days.
  • The sunflower is often equated as a symbol of spiritual faith, worship, adoration, loyalty and longevity. Perhaps because it is always seeking the “Light”.