Spring Love is a dazzling triptych of three wood panels featuring red, orange and yellow. This contemporary abstract art by Clara Berta will be auctioned to benefit the I Have a Dream Foundation – Los Angeles. You will have the opportunity to meet the artist and purchase this excellent work at auction while contributing to a very worthy cause. Every dollar will go towards IHADLA programs that take children in at-risk neighborhoods in Los Angeles from third grade through college entrance, making a huge difference in their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in.
Clara Berta is a passionate award-winning fine artist, originally from Hungary. Inspired by her love of nature and the beauty she sees all around, her highly textural abstract works often evoke the deep blues of the ocean she loves, or the golden glow of a Tuscan sunset from her trips to Italy.
Berta concentrates on abstract expressionism through painting and unique monotypes. Her paintings and prints explore themes such as the ebb and flow of memory, the significance of personal heritage, renewal, the passing of physical time, desire, passion, and love. Her large-scale abstract works often include recycled reminders of her travels, bits of fabric, or eco-friendly/organic materials such as palm bark. Manipulating the texture with many layers of paint, she will work and re-work her canvases, layering, scraping, piling up textures to add dimension, creating works that intrigue and invite the viewer in for closer inspection.
Believing that art offers therapeutic relief from the challenges and stress people face in their daily lives, Berta shares her beliefs and abilities by teaching advanced painting techniques and collage classes in her beautiful sunny loft/studio in downtown Los Angeles. Ultimately, Berta is hoping to share one basic message through her art and teaching. She says:
“Life is what we make it. Beauty can be found in most everything. For example, my car broke down and I found a torn tire next to the freeway. Now, it’s a piece of art. You can create from nothing and then make something out of it. That’s what makes it beautiful.”
Clara says of the Spring Love triptych:
The panels are meant to be mounted side by side. Can you see the connection? It flows from one panel to the next.
I created the wood panels using texture, fabric and then paint. There are parts that have lovely transparent yellow showing through and then I added the reds on top. I chose these colors since they are warm and inviting spring colors.Orange is a power color. It is one of the healing colors. It is said to stimulate enthusiasm and creativity. The red is also transparent and so it brings warmth on top of the yellows. Red is a color of great energy!
Spring is about growth, development and love.
Spring is a time to awaken to new ideas and also a time of giving. I created this work in order to share with others how important my community is to me. It also reminds me it is healing to share and find ways to give back. I continue to teach and share with my students ways to release their inner artist and let go in the creative process. I have learned that creating art is healing in many ways.
Creating an abstract work involves allowing your imagination to open up and see something that is personal to you. I framed the art works since it creates a more modern look and a lovely finished presentation.
I am so happy to have discovered “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles in my own back yard in Downtown Los Angeles. I am pleased that they selected this mixed media art work for their auction at their very important annual Dreamer Dinner on March 8th. I am excited to attend this very special evening of paying it forward.
I Have a Dream Foundation – Los Angeles
Purposefully choosing the most challenging neighborhoods and the most under-performing schools in which to conduct programming, the “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA) adopts an entire class of third graders from low-income, high crime areas and supports them all the way through high school graduation and into college. For at least ten years, our students, or “Dreamers”, receive individualized math and language arts tutorial during our year-round after school and summer school programs, designed to better prepare them for California Standardized Testing, as well as overall academic achievement. Upon the completion of high school, each Dreamer is guaranteed an $8,000 scholarship to be used for college or career training.
Other Abstract Mixed Media Art Work by LA Artist Clara Berta
If you miss your chance to snag Clara’s Spring Love triptych at our auction, you can find more of her work in her BertaArt portfolio including her latest abstract art series. Clara is a joy to work with on commissioned work as well as workshops.