William Berra, “White and Gold,” oil on metal leaf, 6 x 16 inches

A collection of new paintings by William Berra features during a significant exhibition this summer in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Find out here who the lucky host is and when the doors open.

Whether it be sunlit Italian landscapes, rustic New Mexican scenes, figures, or churches, they’re all done with a beautiful expressionistic touch by painter William Berra. Nedra Matteucci Galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico, will soon present a robust body of new works by Berra in an exhibition opening June 24 and continuing through July 22. Titled “Inspired by Nature,” the show includes both familiar and unfamiliar subjects.

William Berra, “After the Storm,” oil on linen, 40 x 40 inches

“To keep my mind and my approach fresh, I mix it up,” says Berra. “Sometimes painting figures, on other occasions landscapes, while sometimes turning to still life. If I look out to my garden, a painting of a bird on a sunflower skeleton is born. If I’m traveling, my subject lies out the window. And if my wife happens to stand in silhouette in an arched doorway, that image will inspire a composition.”

William Berra, “Church at Picuris,” oil on panel, 24 x 30 inches
William Berra, “Blue Sky Finch,” oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches

The gallery writes, “Berra’s work emphasizes light and color, harmony and spontaneity, and each piece conveys emotion through an inviting sense of ambiguity. The expressionistic mood of Berra’s work strikes each viewer differently, offering a sense of discovery and affinity. For several decades, Berra has been an exciting artist to follow. The collection of recent paintings will include an expanded range of subject matter, demonstrating Berra’s inclination to explore beyond the boundaries of his work.”

To learn more, visit Nedra Matteucci Galleries.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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