Feedback From Art Teachers and Art Students

feedback from art teachers and students of the artsRead the feedback we receive from art teachers and students of the fine arts all over the world. This website contains a wealth of information and it’s all free. Many write to say how much they appreciate that. We would love to hear from you too! Email your comments.

• “I have known about the Good Design Principle lessons by artist Teresa Bernard for several years, and I am continually impressed. Recently I have shared several of them with my graphic design students.” — Dr. Richard D. Sheridan, Assistant Professor Wilberforce University, Ohio.

• “Good afternoon! My name is Maria Kline and I’m the proud visual arts teacher at Ninos Heroes Elementary in Chicago. During March (Women’s History Month) my 1st and 2nd grade students were learning about different women artists and I stumbled across you during research. My students used your lovely work to compare and contrast landscapes, and created mountain river scenes by combining their favorite elements. They got so into it that we spent weeks on making different landscapes. I just wanted to send you a little thank you for the inspiration, the kids loved your artwork! Best wishes, M. Kline

P. S. If you’d like to see pictures I’m happy to send them along!” — Maria Kline, Visual Arts Teacher Ninos Heroes Elementary, Chicago, IL

• “Hi Teresa I am writing all the way from Cape Town, South Africa. I just love your site; thank you for all you make available. Being an artist myself (not professional), I found the information extremely valuable and what a joy to look at your artwork. There are many, many questions I wish I could ask you (over many cups of coffee!), but I was wondering if you have a newsletter? I am not on Facebook or any other social network, but if that is the only other way to be exposed to your work, I will try my best to learn that skill. Once again, thank you for what you are willing to share.” — Adele, Cape Town, South Africa


white dog pet portraitThe Large White Dog
Pet Painting by Teresa Bernard
16″ x 20″
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

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• “I am a student in the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. Pursuing ART EDUCATION. I find your website very interesting and educative and would like to hear from you.” — Jake Eshun, Winneba, Ghana

• “I just had to email you to let you know how grateful I am for your principle of good design lessons. I am studying for a big art exam and your lessons are a great study aid. So clear and concise with great visual examples. I consider myself very lucky to have come across your website. Thank you so very much.” — Alice B.

• “I’m a current student at Texas A&M and I came across your site. I first want to say I admire your work tremendously! I’m a beginning oil painter and I just finished a painting of a white tail buck.” — David A., College Station TX

• “I am a freshman at (name withheld) Junior High school. Your work has really inspired me to just paint and see what happens. I’m not sure why but I can just hope it turns out as good as one of yours. I love how real your paintings look. They look like they were taken with a camera. I especially like the clownfish one. How it’s coming up out of that plant. It reminds me of Finding Nemo.” — Tylee K.

• “I really admire your work. I’m an artist that works with a lot of subject matter like you do. I’m going to school right now for graphic design. Thank you for inspiring me. :)” — Sam G., Dallas TX

• “You have a wonderful Website and beautiful paintings. You are truly an Artist. I just put you under my favorite web category so I can refer back to your Art School Info. and view your paintings any time I want. They are all beautiful but I must say, my favorite is the portrait of your husband. He seems to be in heaven, I only wish I was standing right next to him. Keep up the great work. Sincerely Frank.” — Frank C., Cornwall NY

• “I am not an Artist but I am learning to oil paint this message is to congratulate you for your wonderful work, I admire you!” — Jenny A., North Bergen NJ

• “You have beautiful work. Hope to be as good some day. I’ve only been painting for a year now. Keep doing what you love. To paint. God bless.” — Gary, Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada


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Feedback From Fellow Artists and Art Galleries

feedback from fellow artists and art galleriesIt’s always great to receive feedback from my peers. Read what fellow artists and art galleries are saying about my oil paintings. I would love to hear from you too! Email your comments to me.

• “Your paintings are great. I paint oil landscapes. I have been painting in oil for about six years.” — Kirk W., Texas

• “I am emailing you because I have been to your web site and from one artist to another was very impressed with the quality of your work. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting your web site, and will visit your site again in the future.” — Lynn W., Stony Mountain, Manitoba Canada

• “I went to your website and took a look at your work. Very nice. There is a definite peaceful and devotional feel to your religious pieces. I bookmarked your website. One day we plan on expanding into art that is more traditional and realistic. If you still have your website, I’m sure we will be in touch.” — Susan Hooks, Director of White Stone Gallery

• “I saw your website and the beautiful paintings. They are wonderful. I am 50 now. Any kind of art used to be my hobby especially drawing, rangoli, decorative art, etc. But I did not do much till now. Of late I have started painting. I do Tanjore paintings professionally.” — Vimala J., India


tractor tire oil paintingTractor Tire
Still Life by Teresa Bernard
12″ x 16″
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

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• “I came across your [Web] page and it was a pleasant surprise. I’m a painter too and although my style is different from yours I can relate to your work because it has a lot of atmosphere. I find it poetic. Very romantic but a bit dramatic which makes it more interesting.” — Carmen U., San Juan, Puerto Rico

• “I came across your site this A.M. and was delighted with your story of you and your father. How much we owe to loving parents! I have been painting watercolor 20 years now, but am always interested in the principles of design and was thrilled to see how much info. you are offering freely, as your father gave freely to you of his life. I especially love your painting of Heceta Head Lighthouse as I live just 15 min. down the road from there. You have captured it beautifully. I have put it in as one of my screen savers, so I can see it every day. Thank you for blessing the world with your gift.” — Mae P., Florence OR

• “I just visited your website for the first time today. You have created some very lovely paintings. I am new to the ‘art world’. I’m 44 years old and had never picked up a paint brush (other than to paint a room in my home) until this past summer. I found a passion that I never knew I had. I appreciate all of the information that you’ve so freely given on your website. I have your site marked as one of my favorites and will be visiting often. Thanks a bunch! Best wishes for a successful future!” — Marty M., Kentucky

• “I saw your paintings and I liked it, specially still life. But wild life is more like illustration. I am graphic artist from Delhi, India. Now I have decided to work on canvas.” — Shubnam G., Delhi, India

• “Hi, can’t say enough about your work and enjoyed your seascapes. I live on the coast in Nova Scotia and paint with oils as well. Light houses are my favorite subject.” — Rex, Nova Scotia, Canada

• “I’ve been particularly interested in seeing the sites of realistic oil painters. I’ve been painting and teaching since the mid 70’s. Your work is lovely. One of my favorite paintings is the Heceta Head Lighthouse. The Oregon Coast is one of my favorite subjects too!” — Donna S., Washington

• “You are in my art directory. I am a landscape and seascape oil/acrylic painter. I also draw buildings in pen and ink, charcoal and pencil. I enjoy looking at other artists’ work. I can’t watercolor, though. You do very nice work. Keep on painting.” — Michelle B., Cleveland OH

• “Often when I have my morning coffee I will search the net for artists. I oil paint. I was in Oregon last summer, your pictures of the Oregon coast by the sea lions is the best I have seen of that view. Your Heceta Head Lighthouse is just beautiful. I painted the coast picture also. You are an inspiration to me.” — Patricia B., Pontiac MI

• “I enjoy art making and am presently working in soft pastel on still life subjects. I really enjoyed your Communion Table still life and am further motivated to continue to give God all glory in my work. Your work reminded me of special symbolism in still life about which I had forgotten. Thank you! God bless you.” — Tina, Australia


light house monument palo duro canyon state parkLighthouse Monument, Palo Duro Canyon
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
16″ x 12″
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

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• “What a great treat your site is. Your art work is the best I’ve seen as I search different artist’s sites. I too am an artist. My medium is watercolour and pencil as my favorites. I have done acrylic and Rembrandt pastel paintings too. The variety of your paintings is a real testament to your life and I am really pleased to see a fellow artist have such a wonderful time with your art.” — Peter W., Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada

• “Wonderful art work. You are very talented! I am also a painter so I can spot a talented artist.” — Sandy W., College Station TX

• “Beautiful work. I am an artist also I was just looking around at different sites. Very nice and good luck with your art.” — Brian M., Marshalls Creek PA

• “I love your artwork. I do oil paintings myself and wish I could paint even half as good as you. May God continue to bless you.” — Tennessee Toler


UPDATED: 03 October 2016
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