Claude Bernardin is a watercolorist, rock music historian, poet, and high school art instructor who lives in Philadelphia. He uses a dry-brush, soft-wash Impressionist style, and cites Monet and Wyeth as influences in their use of light, atmosphere, season, and time of day.
Bernardin graduated from Tyler School of Art and Temple University, and has been listed in Who’s Who of American High School Teachers many times. He is the recipient of a 1988 Senatorial Citation in recognition of his distinctive watercolors and for his contributions to the field of art in Pennsylvania from Harrisburg’s State Office. His artwork has been featured in numerous exhibitions throughout the country and he is the co-author of the book Rocket Man – The Music of Elton John, A to Z.
He has been featured in Rolling Stone magazine, Goldmine Magazine, Billboard Magazine, Country Living, Art Matters, The Daily Local News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame online website.
Bernardin is also a popular lecturer and demonstrator on watercolor painting, rock music, American pottery, and antiques.