Stephen Jack Fine Art

Bernard Green
(1931 - 1998)

The following works are offered for sale on behalf of the artist’s estate, including a selection of paintings and linocuts produced by Bernard Green as well as a selection of linocuts that he produced with his wife Margaret Green.

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Artist: Bernard Green; Painting: A peeling trio Bernard Green

A peeling trio

Linocut engraving, edition of 45
31 x 31 cm

£200
£300 Framed

 
Artist: Bernard Green; Painting: Fire earth and water Bernard Green

Fire earth and water

Linocut engraving, edition of 25
58 x 30 cm

£250
£350 Framed

 
Artist: Bernard Green; Painting: Mt. Snowdon, Portmeirion Bernard Green

Mt. Snowdon, Portmeirion

Linocut engraving, edition of 90
45 x 34 cm

£295
£395 Framed

 
Artist: Bernard Green; Painting: Llyn Pardarn and Snowdon Bernard Green

Llyn Pardarn and Snowdon

Linocut engraving, edition of 50
30 x 60 cm

£325
£425 Framed

 
Artist: Bernard Green; Painting: Spring at Three Cliffs Gower Bernard Green

Spring at Three Cliffs Gower

Linocut engraving, edition of 75
34 x 45 cm

£295
£395 Framed

 
Artist: Bernard Green; Painting: Carreg Cennen Castle Bernard Green

Carreg Cennen Castle

Linocut engraving, edition of 25
33 x 44 cm

£295
Framed £395

 
Artist: Bernard Green; Painting: Tenby Harbour Bernard Green

Tenby Harbour

Linocut engraving, edition of 40

£295
Framed £395

 
Artist: Bernard Green; Painting: Autumn Reflections Grassmere, Cumbria Bernard Green

Autumn Reflections Grassmere, Cumbria

Linocut engraving, edition of 28
40 x 57mm

£295
Framed £395

 
Artist: Bernard Green; Painting: Blue Wave and Gull Bernard Green

Blue Wave and Gull

Linocut engraving, edition of 55
34 x 45 cm

£295
Framed £395

 
Artist: Bernard Green; Painting: Snowdon from Anglesey Bernard Green

Snowdon from Anglesey

Linocut engraving, edition of 40
34 x 45 cm

£295
Framed £395

 
Artist: Bernard Green; Painting: Llandeio, Late Summer Bernard Green

Llandeio, Late Summer

Linocut engraving, edition of 25
33 x 43 cm

£295
Framed £395

 
Artist: Bernard Green; Painting: Caswell Bay, Gower Bernard Green

Caswell Bay, Gower

Linocut engraving, edition of 25
33 x 44 cm

£295
Framed £395

 
Artist: Bernard Green; Painting: Dale Peninsula, Pembrokeshire Bernard Green

Dale Peninsula, Pembrokeshire

Linocut engraving, edition of 30
26 x 35 cm

£200
Framed £300

 
Artist: Bernard Green; Painting: Elterwater Bridge, Cumbria Bernard Green

Elterwater Bridge, Cumbria

Linocut engraving, edition of 30
30 x 40 cm

£200
Framed £300

 

Bernard Green studied at Birmingham College of Art & Design and became a painter, print maker and sculptor.

His early paintings were mainly large abstract works, inspired by music, the landscape, the world around him and the exploration of outer space that captured people’s imagination in the 1960s.  His paintings explored the use of line and colour, creating illusions of space using colour on flat surfaces.

In 1977 he moved to Pembrokeshire in Wales where he ran the Hendre Cross Gallery together with his wife Margaret, also an artist. Bernard became well known in Wales primarily for his linocut prints of the Welsh landscape. Although the linocut is often overlooked and regarded as a simplistic and crude medium, Bernard refined his technique, creating multiple layers of colour, each individually pressed, using subtle blending of the pigments to create a sophisticated and atmospheric rendition of the subjects. The process is a reduction method which involved carving the lino in stages, colour by colour, each time adding a new element onto the image. Often this process would be repeated over a dozen times, meaning that each print could take weeks to produce.
 
His prints were pressed on his large Columbian proofing press (circa 1853), a very physically demanding and laborious process. The press is now on display at the Swansea Print Workshop.

 
Artist: Bernard Green; Painting: Windsor Castle Bernard Green

Windsor Castle

Linocut engraving, edition of 60
30 x 60 cm

£325
Framed £425

 
Artist: Bernard Green; Painting: Ravello Gardens Bernard Green

Ravello Gardens

Linocut engraving, edition of 25
31 x 70 cm

£325
Framed £425

 
Artist: Bernard Green; Painting: Newport Castle Bernard Green

Newport Castle

Linocut engraving, edition of 35
30 x 60 cm

£325
Framed £425

 
Artist: Bernard Green; Painting: Laugharne Castle and Dylan Thomas's Boathouse Bernard Green

Laugharne Castle and Dylan Thomas's Boathouse

Linocut engraving, edition of 60
30 x 60 cm

£350
Framed £450

 
Artist: Bernard Green; Painting: Peel Bernard Green

Peel

Linocut engraving, Artist's Proof
23 x 34 cm

£200
Framed £300

His work was exhibited at The Royal Cambrian Academy, The Royal Birmingham Society, Royal West of England Academy, the Royal Society of Painters Etchers & Engravers and at various gallery exhibitions in England and Wales. In 1986 he was artist in residence at the Graham Sutherland Gallery in Picton. In the 1980s he was commissioned by HM the Queen to produce a view of Caernarfon Castle as the subject for the Royal Telemessage.

His work is in various collections including HM the Queen, British Telecom, Lloyds Bank, Gulf Bank, Kuwait, National Library of Wales,  Derby Museum, Haverfordwest Museum & Gallery, Scolton Manor Museum.
Margaret Green worked together with husband Bernard at the Hendre Cross Gallery in Wales which they ran together during the 1980s and 90s. While Bernard specialised in landscape and abstract works, Margaret was drawn to animal and flower subjects.

The reduction method much favoured by Picasso can also be used to produce multi colour prints from one block making the registration process much easier. Each colour is printed in turn on the entire edition of the print then cut away making way for the next colour until there is very little left of the original block. This method has its pitfalls and needs planning but is an exciting way of making colour prints.

 
Artist: Margaret Green; Painting: Marguerite Daisies Margaret Green

Marguerite Daisies

Linocut engraving, Edition of 30
35 x 25 cm

£295
Framed £410

 
Artist: Margaret Green; Painting: The Conservatory Margaret Green

The Conservatory

Linocut engraving, Edition of 18
45 x 34 cm

£295
Framed £410

 
Artist: Margaret Green; Painting: Young Barn Owls Margaret Green

Young Barn Owls

Linocut engraving, Edition of 20
35 x 25 cm

£295
Framed £410

 
Artist: Bernard Green; Painting: The Moonlight Cat Bernard Green

The Moonlight Cat

Linocut engraving, edition of 25
45 x 35 cm

£250
£350 Framed

 
Artist: Bernard Green; Painting: Ginger Jack Bernard Green

Ginger Jack

Linocut engraving, edition of 25
43 x 31 cm

£250
£350 Framed

 
Artist: Bernard Green; Painting: All That Glisters
Bernard Green

All That Glisters

Acrylic on canvas
39 x 48 inches

 
Artist: Bernard Green; Painting: Terminal Bernard Green

Terminal

Oil on canvas
88 x 92 inches