Landscape painter finds outdoor inspiration, but executes canvases indoors

Seventeen years later, Berliner is now a full-time artist who works primarily in acrylics, most often used for painting landscapes which she exhibits in both local and New York City galleries. Her next show, entitled “Going for a Walk,” will take place at the Waverly Street Gallery in Bethesda, starting Jan. 7.

“My style is figurative, which people can recognize,” Berliner said, adding that her painting is influenced by the work of Milton Avery.

“It’s simplified and impressionistic, rather than abstract,” she said.

Although an emphasis on landscapes goes against contemporary trends, it is what Berliner loves. But while she looks to the outdoors for inspiration, her painting is not done plein air, as she produces her canvases indoors, basing them on scene sketches and drawings that delineate gesture and contour while referencing photographs taken onsite, resulting in a style she said is often compared

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