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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Bernard Palchick

Home 52 Murphy’s Oval County: Delaware
Powell Ohio 43065 United States
Home Phone: 2696157058 Website: Bernard Palchick


Bernard Palchick is both an accomplished watercolorist and oil painter who works in a variety of styles including abstraction and magic realism.  He obtained Bachelor of Arts at Purdue University and a Master of Fine arts at the Rhode Island School of Design.  In addition to being a painter and sculptor Palchick’s career includes being a professor of art, an arts administrator, and a college administrator all at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, MI.  He exhibits extensively and is represented in numerous public, private and corporate collections, and he is honored with numerous awards and prizes.

Artist Statement

Much of my work relies on and is inspired by the joy  of direct observation of nature, and the celebration of beauty found in the smallest of details.  The observable world – the vastness of landscapes, the grain of a stone, the feather pattern of a bird’s wing, a tree’s leaf pattern against the sky – these are some of my muses.  Painting is an energizing process of comprehension and meditation.  Modern myths, rituals, and liminal space serve as core concepts in my paintings.  My choice of objects, point-of-view and odd juxtapositions are attempts to playfully answer questions about our diverse relationships with nature.  I strive to draw the observer into the world of the painting to discover beauty in the details and invent their own myths, rituals and inner experiences.


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