About Mike Berlinski


I began drawing and painting at the age of seven. I am basically self-taught and working primarily with oil paints in the Plein-Air tradition.

This form of working outdoors grew out of my vacations on Cape Cod and Cape Ann Massachusetts, where the natural beauty of the landscape is overwhelming. I continue to paint shorelines in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. 

In fact, people regularly purchase my coastline painting right off the easel. From the shore, I turned my love of natural phenomenon inland to the beauty and liveliness of trees and their surroundings. Most of my paintings are completed in one session. This is called Alla Prima.

I consider myself a true and traditional painter with a love of the natural world and its possibilities for expression.  

Memberships: New Britain Art League, Farmington Art Guild, Connecticut Plein-Air Painters Society, Rockport Art Association, Central Connecticut Artists Group.

Exhibitions From 1986: New Britain Art League, Farmington Art Guild, J.V. Brunelle in Gatsby, Brick Gallery in Essex, Artwalk Show West Hartford Center, West Hartford Art League, Open Juried Show,  Member Show, Holcomb Annual Art Show, J. V. Brunelle, Connecticut Plein-Air Painters Society, Group Shows, Farmington Public Library, The Marlborough Town Hall Gallery, Solo Art Exhibit, Gallery of Eleven Hartford, Art Space Group art Show in Hartford, Mill House Gallery Chester,  Cheshire Public Library, and, Mystic Arts Festival.

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