"I consider myself a contemporary realist painter. I currently working
on many paintings from official portraits, religious and historical
paintings as well as still life and small plein aire paintings."
"I work in traditional oils based on the old master
techniques and mainly use wood panel, grisaille and multi-layer glazing
techniques to achieve a higher level of detail in my paintings."
"I owe obvious and conscious debt to the great masters
of 350 years ago. With every brushstroke, I strive to meet the example
they set; in balanced and graceful composition, clear observation, and
precise execution. That said, I live and work very much in the present
day. Although the influence is usually subtle, the modern sensibility
inevitably expresses itself. I take a real delight in discovering the
marriage of these two worlds".
Jerry Berg has been drawing, painting and printmaking from a very early
age. In college he was then guided down a path into the realm of graphic
design and soon discovered the excitement and challenge of interactive
design in the form of CD-ROM and early web site development. After
completing a Master of Fine Art in Visual Communication he moved to San
In San Francisco he was a founding member of the team and the Creative
Director that started Golf Media, Inc. which was a design firm that
created CD-ROM and Web sites for the largest golf resorts and clubs
around the world, including Pebble Beach, Loch Lomond, The Prince and
Jerry eventually left to co-found a new design
firm, called Spark Online, Inc., taking emerging interactive design
techniques and using that technology for advertising and other marketing
purposes on the web. The firm was eventually purchased and Jerry moved
After Spark Online, Jerry created his own design firm
and bringing on a few select team members from his previous companies
and started creating highly creative and innovative interactive web
sites and online advertising for many Fortune 500 companies. His clients
include ABC, Buick, Chevy, Armor All, Chase Bank, Charles Schwab, and
many many more.
With a passion for the studio arts, in 2004 Jerry picked up a
paintbrush, knocked off the rust and started painting as well as
printmaking again. Spending time on the weekends in figure drawing
drop-in sessions as well as drop-in printmaking studios to get used to
traditional image making techniques again.
Throughout his career, Jerry has always desired to pass
on his wealth of knowledge as an innovator in interactive design to new
designers. After much success and thought, Jerry scaled down his
company, took a position as a professor at a university in Louisiana.
This move has afforded him a good deal of time to further his painting