Many readers will recognize Sally Berner as a gifted artist specializing in portraits of dogs. Some know she also does landscape and still life paintings.
Berner has won regional and national awards for her animal portraits done in a realistic style. Her website is artists.com/berner.htm and her work can also be seen during the season at the Edgewood Orchard Gallery (edgewoodorchard.com) near Fish Creek. Recently, Berner displayed a piece in the Miller Art Museum’s Door County Land Trust exhibit, “This Land is Your Land.”
Randy Rasmussen (RR): Sally, thanks for doing the interview. Where were you born and raised?
Sally Berner (SB): I was born and grew up in Kewaunee, Wisconsin.
RR: Growing up did you have an individual or individuals that encouraged you in your art?
SB: First I have to thank my mother for all of her encouragement. Thinking back I can remember copying some of the characters in the Frank Baum