William Berra is an American painter of landscapes, figures, and still life. His work has been exhibited extensively in the United States and in private and public collections around the world. He has appeared in more than 40 solo and group shows. Berra’s work emphasizes light and spontaneity, with each piece conveying emotion through an inviting sense of ambiguity. The artist chooses to paint a variety of subjects to “mix it up” and “keep his mind and approach fresh,” as he explains. “If I look out to my garden, a painting of a finch on a sunflower is born. If I’m traveling, the subject lies out the window. And if my wife stands in silhouette in an arched doorway, that image will inspire a composition.” His recent solo exhibition at Nedra Matteucci Galleries (Santa Fe) featured large paintings of birds and cattle on abstracted backgrounds, sumi-style oil paintings on metal leaf, and American and European landscapes. The artist lives in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains north of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Berra is represented by Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art (Charleston, SC), Kneeland Gallery (Ketchum, ID), Nedra Matteucci Galleries (Santa Fe), Saks Galleries (Denver), and The Red Piano Art Gallery (Hilton Head Island, SC).