Genevieve Bergé

I feel driven to express myself in this way but it is overwhelming and gratifying to know that my passion can inspire others.

Local contemporary artist works with mixed media on canvas. Genevieve displays her work in public spaces at Old Nick Village. Her work can be purchased from an adjacent shop.

For commissions and to meet the artist, contact Genevieve directly.

There is a freshness, almost a naivety in you work. Is this something that you consciously pursue?

My art is not an intellectual pursuit. The essence of my approach is losing myself in the moment, unleashing my inner child and reaching a place where there is no right or wrong. Experimentation with different media is therefore natural which in itself is reflective of life and the turns it takes.

Symbols of hearts and love form a repetitive theme for you. What inspires this way of expressing yourself?

A heart has always been my favourite symbol, as it epitomizes LOVE, which is beautiful in all realms. Whether it is love for your child, your partner, your pet, a friend or a family member, it is something that everyone can resonate with and with more Love; the world can only become a more beautiful place. True to the famous song;
“What the world needs now, is love, sweet love, it’s the only thing that there’s just too little of..’

Why did you choose painting as a means of expression?

I have always been creative, from a very young age and with my background in Interior Design I fell in love with art, which led to me painting and finding my niche style. It’s a beautiful meditative space for me, where I feel at home.

What drives you to pursue painting as a career?

One of my clients sent me the following text;
“I am honoured to own such beautiful paintings, the magic and fun you have for life is manifested in your work and that’s so special!”

I feel driven to express myself in this way but it is overwhelming and gratifying to know that my passion can inspire others. I am very grateful and humbled by this.