Bernadette McLoughlin - English Artist Bernadette McLoughlin Photograph

Bernadette McLoughlin Artist Statement: Bernie World is a peep hole into the imagination of its creator Bernadette McLoughlin. Influenced greatly through her years spent teaching in Japan, we see its cultural affect like a magical thread woven throughout. Here Bernadette explores notions of childhood and memory, with a touch of macabre adult cynicism. In effect, memories of ‘The Good Old Days’ distorted by time and lovingly recaptured in the characters she creates. Living under the umbrella of ‘The Dark Nursery’, each individual character is created by hand and therefore will be unique, or available only in small limited batches. Great attention is paid to the detail of each character, with the sourcing of new and vintage materials  adding to each creation’s own unique story.