Clara Berta’s Flow Series is a unique new direction in her contemporary abstract art. Flow is inspired by the ebb and flow of life. As the colors move across the canvas in fluid form, they collide, blend, separate, and come back together, creating patterns in the paint that correlate to our relationships in life. Sometimes harmonious, sometimes complex, but always intriguing, this series evokes an emotional response in all who behold it.
Often based in neutrals or black and white, these contemporary paintings will enhance any modern home decor, whether for sensuous bedroom design, a sophisticated office interior, or a contemporary lobby installation. Peaceful abstract artwork in fluid blues that flow like a river are calming to gaze upon and can create a quiet sense of serenity in any room. They would also be calming restorative art for hospitals, waiting rooms, or healthcare locations. More colorful paintings utilize deep rusty reds or hints of vibrant golds, and inspire a sense of romance, mystery or passion.
“My latest series, Flow, is the best representation yet of my evolution as an artist and a person. The series itself was the result of experimenting with different techniques. The softness of the painting is created through sponging and the gentle pouring of layers of multiple colors. The process of pouring, drying, more pouring and sponging, and allowing the paint to flow with a mind of it’s own means learning to let go, trust, and let the magic happen. I was so happy with the first one I created, which sold immediately, that I decided to make a whole new abstract art series. That piece was selected for a prestigious exhibit “Made in California” at Brea Municipal Gallery, and won 3rd prize out of over 1100 entries. It was also chosen to be on the cover of the exhibition catalog.”
“My canvases capture the beauty and power of the unexpected. Some days I use minimal colors and sometimes there is an explosion of bright color. The layers of paint can move slowly, while other days wildly, ever changing, much like life. Often I am surprised by the results. Whether it turns into a face, a mountain or a wave, I truly enjoy where the paint takes me, and what people see in its flow.”
Clara Berta’s painting Awakening shown above was on the cover of the catalogue and won third place in the Made in California juried exhibition at Brea Gallery in March 2016.