Through his vivid, graceful nature paintings, John Lynn Berry reveals
his fascination and deep appreciation of nature . Recalling the goals
and ideals of the Hudson River School--the first group of landscape
painters in the United States--Berry strives to evoke the grandeur of
nature, providing a stage for deep appreciation and contemplation of
its many qualities. Berry is not shy about his mission. "We're
endowed as the protectors of this paradise we live in, and hopefully
I can help people to be more aware of that in my art."
Eye-catching and conscious-raising in equal measure, Berry's paintings
range from impressionistic landscapes to faithful depictions of exotic
animals in the wild. Painting primarily on canvas and linen, he notes
"Oils are my first love, but I'm no stranger to acrylics and other
mediums." In any medium, Berry's paintings capture a rare sense
of immediacy and intimacy.
"I try to draw the viewer right inside the painting and make
them feel as though they were actually there. If it's a painting of
an animal, I want the viewer to feel like they can reach out and touch
it. If it's a landscape, they should feel as though they were sitting
in a meadow, taking in the view."
An avid traveler since college, Berry's constant state of motion has
fueled his artwork. "I've experienced many things in my travels,
from touring the great art museums of Europe to petting dolphin from
our sailboat where we lived for a year in the Caribbean. All the observances
have been food and education for painting."
It comes as no surprise that Berry's love of the environment infuses
his work within the confines of his studio. "Animals, humans and
nature are all interwoven; it's important to keep this balance. Through
my art, I try to remind people of earth's beauty, and hopefully make
them more aware of our responsibility for the well-being of this world."
For nearly ten years, Slaymaker Fine Art Ltd. has been introducing
Charles Lynn Berry to private and corporate collectors the world over.