San Francisco

Bernie Casey

Bolles Gallery

Most of these paintings are very soft and nacreous, but Casey also uses a dry brush feather-edged technique which is apparently applied last, and which points up and accents the picture. In one painting, Fable to a Fawn, a splashy wetness has invaded the method, and the result is greater spontaneity. Among the more typical pictures, Peacocks in Purple is composed of whorls of richly decorative color; Whispers and Small Laughter is a grey silvery moonlight piece. Casey has felt no need to paint anything but beautiful objects to decorate tasteful chambers.

Knute Stiles