Saturday, March 28, 2009

New Work by Nicholas Berger

As a young artist, Nick spent a significant amount of time with Andrew Wyeth, even staying with his sister for a time. Wyeth's influence is evident in Nick's work, even as he branches out and experiments with new subject matter and styles.

Just weeks after their last visit, Andrew Wyeth passed away. Nick inscribed these words on the back of his latest painting titled, Andrew and Betsy:

"This painting helped me understand my feelings on his passing. This is their house and his studio. The sycamore trees are like lovers and how they grow together. Now, I am lost and free and very, very thankful."