Jeannette Berndsen a Florida artist, originally from The Netherlands,
gains inspiration from true life to paint the otherworldly landscapes etc.
called “graphic impressionism”.
“Everything I see is an impression and I work it out in my graphic way".
It is cheerful, positive, playful. "This is my playground",
said Jeannette, gesturing to the art covering the walls of her studio.
I play around with my fantasies.
Fantasy may explain the whimsical style of her work, but all of it is grounded in reality.
I like challenges. They make me think a little, then it is fun making the art, she said.
“What I do is work, but it is a passion”.
Jeannette, who grew up in the Netherlands and returns now and then,
said she and her husband fell in love with mid-Florida for its quiet and beauty,
both of which she uses to her artistic advance.
"Nature is beautiful here. I can show my work anywhere.
It doesn’t matter where I live”.
Indeed, Jeannette has works of art in all parts of the globe,
from galleries in her native country to Sweden, France, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy and the USA.
Jeannette Berndsen 2016
To the Jeannette Berndsen Penguins