Peggy’s Cove Collection

Peggy’s Cove is one of the numerous small fishing communities located on the eastern shores of St. Margarets Bay in Nova Scotia. This location is also famous for the Peggy’s Point Lighthouse (established 1868). Each year many artists and photographers flock to this location to capture its beauty in their creative works. It is also a favorite tourist destination for many vacationers.

The Peggy’s Cove Series didn’t start out to be a series. I did my first painting of this series in 2005 while living on the east coast in the Norfolk VA area. I loved the way the bright red house stood out in contrast to the water and landscape around it, so I decided to do a painting of this famous Nova Scotia cove.  Two years later the painting sold to a doctor living in Maine. Shortly after the sale a collector from Louisiana commissioned me to do two more paintings of the cove for her. I love this location in Canada and plan on more paintings to add to this series in the near future.

A lot of artists have painted this famous cove and it’s easy to see why. You may have noticed that two of the painting are very similar. They are of the same viewpoint, however, since I strive to not create two identical paintings I did paint some differences between the two.


peggy's cove nova scotia oil paintingPeggy’s Cove
Seascape by Teresa Bernard
20″ x 16″
Oils on stretched canvas

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peggy's cove wall artPeggy’s Cove Revisited
Seascape by Teresa Bernard
20″ x 16″
Oils on stretched canvas

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Peggy's Cove oil paintingReturn to Peggy’s Cove
Seascape by Teresa Bernard
20″ x 18″
Oils on stretched canvas

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Life In Texas Collection

Life in TXTexas is my home state, I was born and raised here. I left home after graduating high school and went out to the west coast to attend college. I did not return until my husband (also a native Texan) retired from the Navy in 2006. During our lifetime we’ve had the opportunity of living in many different places. Now that we’re back in Texas to stay, I’ve been doing a series of paintings which depict what life is like here for me. This will be an ongoing series. Texas is such a large and diverse state, it has a lot to offer when it comes to subject matter to compose a painting from.

I’ll never run out of anything to paint because:

  • in springtime the bluebonnets line the roads as far as the eye can see.
  • the Gulf Coast is naturally gorgeous.
  • some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world happen in Texas.
  • fall brings out an amazing array of colors here.
  • the twisted ribbons of rivers provide an endless source beauty.
  • the beautiful explosion of stars in the night sky is something to behold.
  • the land is open and free.
  • few places have as a rich, storied, and proud history as the Lone Star State.
  • there are real cowboys and cattle in Texas.

And that’s just to mention but a few.


western sunset oil paintingCowboy Sunset
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
24″ x 18″
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

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Hay bales oil on canvasLife in Texas — Round Hay Bales
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
16″ x 20″
Oils on stretched canvas

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TX Horned Toad Lizard PaintingThe Texas Horned Lizard (a.k.a. Horny Toad)
TX Wildlife by Teresa Bernard
6″ x 6″
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

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longhorn cow oil paintingTexas Longhorn in the Meadow
Wildlife Art by Teresa Bernard
20″ x 16″
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

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barn canvas artTexas Flag Barn
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
20″ x 16″
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

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Austin TX sunsetSunset Over Texas
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
12″ x 9″
Oils on canvas panel board

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The Garden Tomb

Gethsemane Israel painting

© Copyright 2004 – Present

Size: 9″ x 12″
Support: Stretched canvas
Description: An oil painting of a famous Israeli garden visited by many every year. It depicts the Garden Tomb at Gethsemane.

NOT FOR SALE: This painting is part of Teresa’s private art collection and is not for sale. However, if you love this painting and want one of your own, she does do art commissions. Visit How To Commission A Painting for more information.


Artist Comments: This painting of a rock-cut tomb situated in the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem, and is one of my personal favorites. This famous Israeli location is believed by many Christians to be the burial and resurrection place of Jesus Christ after His crucifixion at Golgotha, the place of the skull. Being a devout Christian, this particular painting has a lot of personal meaning for me. It is one of two I painted of this famous travel place. The other painting is called The Garden Tomb at Sunset.

The Burial and Resurrection of Jesus the Christ
“As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away.” Matthew 27:57-60

“He is not here: for He is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.” Matthew 28:6

The Garden Tomb is part of the Holy Lands series.


Life in Texas — Round Hay Bales

Life in Texas oil painting

© Copyright 2013 – Present

Size: 16″ x 20″
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: A landscape painting of large round hay bales depicting life in East Texas. This painting will not need a frame as the painting extends around the edges of the canvas. The artwork is accompanied by an official Certificate of Authentication signed by the artist.


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Artist Comments: This oil painting is part of a series of paintings about what life is like in the great state of Texas. This particular painting is about life in general in the rural areas of East Texas. Cattle ranchers abound here and since cattle and other farm animals need food, we also have a lot of hay farmers. Everywhere you go, if you don’t see cattle or horses grazing in a large pasture, you’ll most likely see hay growing there or you’ll see hay that has been harvested and baled.

Hay farmers harvest their hay using equipment called balers. Balers can bale (package) hay in a variety of ways — small rectangle bales, large square or rectangular bales, or large round bales. The large round bales can weigh anywhere from 800 to over 1,500 pounds! When they are that heavy, they have to be moved around with hay forks attached to tractors. Many cattlemen prefer the round bales as opposed to small rectangle bales as they are less labor intensive to store and move, and easier to feed to their own cattle. They place these large round bales inside hay rings so their cattle and horses can graze on them for days. Small farms and ranches, however, may still use the smaller rectangle hay bales since they have fewer heads of cattle to feed.

This painting is part of the Life In Texas Series.


Forgotten Roads of Bygone Days

forgotten roads of bygone days, bonnie and clyde car

© Copyright 2012 – Present

Size: 24″ w x 18″ h
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: This is a landscape depicting a classic Ford V8  car from 1934 similar to the one driven by Bonnie and Clyde. You can read more about this notorious couple in “artist comments” below. This painting will not need a frame as the painting extends around the edges of the canvas. A Certificate of Authentication hand-signed by the artist is provided for this work of art.

Classic Ford V8 painting
Not to scale

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Artist Comments: This painting is of a vintage Ford V8. The same type car that helped make “Bonnie and Clyde” famous in the early 1930’s. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were notorious fugitives who traveled throughout the central states of North America with their gang during the Great Depression robbing and murdering wherever they went. The couple’s crime spree ended in their car when they were ambushed by Texas lawmen at a roadblock and then shot to death when 100 armor piercing bullets riddled the car. Bonnie and Clyde were buried in separate cemeteries in Dallas. Clyde’s gravestone reads “Gone but not forgotten.”

Today the actual bullet-riddled death car driven by the infamous couple is now on display at Whiskey Pete’s Resort and Casino in Primm, Nevada. There is no admission charge to see the exhibit. For more information about the actual car Bonnie and Clyde met their demise in, visit Roads & Rides. Additional information can be found at Roadside America.

This painting made a “sneak peek” preview appearance on my Facebook page before it was added to my website. A fan who follows my oil paintings named this work of art “Forgotten Roads”. Click the “Like” button in the menu to follow me on Facebook.


Yellow Rose of Texas

yellow rose of Texas flower painting© Copyright 2008 – Present

Size: 18″ x 18″
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: A close-up representation of a yellow rose blossom.  It comes with an official Certificate of Authentication that is hand signed by the artist. This painting does not need to be framed because it is a gallery wrap stretched canvas, which means the painted image extends around the edges of the canvas.

yellow rose of texas painting
Not to scale

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Artist Comments: I love all flowers, especially roses. This close-up oil painting of a rose was done shortly after we moved back home to Texas when my husband retired from the military. There is an old folk song that kept coming to mind called “Yellow Rose of Texas”, so I knew I just had to do an oil painting of a yellow rose. I decided to do a close-up composition because of a fellow artist who’s paintings I admire.

Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe flower paintings, I wanted to use the same treatment as she when I painted my own series of flowers. Ms. O’Keeffe like to paint her flowers enlarged by zooming in and really focusing on the flower blossom or petals in many of her paintings. I really admire much of her floral art and accomplishments as an American female artist.

To my knowledge, O’Keeffe never did paintings of roses. Instead her favorite flower to paint seems to have been the Jimson Weed since she painted quite a few of those flowers during her lifetime. I’ve painted several roses, a sunflower and a magnolia blossom using this enlarged flower technique. I’m positive there will be more flower paintings like this one in the future.

For more information on Georgia O’Keeffe and her flower paintings.

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Camelthorn Trees of Africa

African Camel thorn Trees painting

© Copyright 2011 – Present

Size: 24″ x 24″
Support: Stretched canvas
Description: A  realistic depiction of the famous camelthorn or camel thorn trees located in the desert dunes of African Namib-Naukluft National Park. The painting will need to be framed before it is displayed. This art composition comes with an official Certificate of Authentication that is hand-signed by the artist.

camelthrone-tree-demo


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Artist Comments: This painting was a fun one to do. At first it appears to be a bit surreal which is not the genre of art that I normally do. I’m a realist painter and in my work I strive to represent the world as it actually appears. This painting is actually a landscape and was painted from an actual photograph that was taken in Namib-Naukluft National Park, Africa. It depicts camelthorn trees with a sand dune rising in the background. The sand dune is bathed in orange by the effects of a rising sun. The trees are in shadow from another nearby dune. Some believe these trees have been dead for hundreds of years and that their failure to decompose is because the desert is so arid.

For more information about Namib-Naukluft National Park in Africa visit their website.


First Footprint on the Moon

lunar footprint commission painting

© Copyright 2012 – Present

Size: 18″ x 24″
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: A rendition of man’s first step onto the surface of earth’s moon. This lunar landscape oil painting is a commission and has already sold. If you desire something similar, Teresa Bernard does art commissions. Click on the link for more information.


I received my painting! Thank you very much, it’s a beautiful work of art! — P. Cooper, Yokosuka, Japan


Artist Comments: This painting depicts the historic event of man’s first walk on the moon. It is one of two custom paintings commissioned by an art collector living in Japan. The other painting is “Land Rover Tracks of Mars.”

Man first stepped on the moon July 20, 1969. The iconic footprint depicts the infamous day when Neil Armstrong first put his left foot on the rocky Moon surface. The Apollo 11 crew had taken TV cameras with them and this meant people all over the world could watch when it happened. You can read more about this historic event at NASA’s web site:  Apollo 11 – First Footprint on the Moon.

First Footprint on the Moon is my first painting of the space art genre. Since I have never been to the moon nor seen the iconic footprint in person, it required some research on my part to come up with this composition. I used a NASA photo of the footprint and spent time studying their photos of the moon’s surface to get an idea of what it would be like there. For the background I used photos of strange “alien looking” landscapes found right here on earth to complete the composition. Then, I added the distant view of earth in the night sky to add the finishing touch. My client absolutely loved his painting when it was done. I love it too. In fact, he was so happy with it that he commissioned me to do another one for him. This time the setting would be Mars.


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