For the month of May 15, 2015
Our choice for this first feature is a sentimental and affectionate one: Geraldine M. Berg. Gerri died after a long and distinguished career as a painter. She was a long-time member of enamel guilds and societies, and a great supporter of enamel fine art. Gerri worked in water color and oils then mastered the firing of enamels.
Gerri was interested in medieval art. So this castle touched her heart and her artist’s eye. The enamel above might be seen as a conventional water-color on canvas except for the fired edge of the copper tile. This enamel piece is of museum quality.
” The Queen of Hearts ” is instantly recognizable as vitreous enamel.
The gleaming surface, the intensity and depth of color, and above all the masterful execution of the cloisonne technique which outlines elements large and tiny in silver wire. These characteristics mark this work as fine art in enamel.