Thursday, January 5, 2012

Featured Artist Liz Berman

"Little Joe"
Animal lover and intrepid spirit, Elizabeth Berman renders horses, cats, dogs and even goats as objects of beauty and mystery, capturing in pencil, pastel and oil both the individual personality of the creature as well as the universality of the aesthetic form.   Oils are a recent medium and Berman is still having fun branching out and learning.

A customer of American Frame for thirty years, she insists “American Frame is the best company in the U.S.”  She particularly appreciates our American-made frames, reliable customer service and the deep respect we have for the art our products protect and display.  We deeply appreciate Berman’s kind words and her loyalty.  Every customer—whether artist or not—loves their art and we take great satisfaction in helping them frame it right.  To please a customer as long-standing as Elizabeth Berman lets us know we’re headed in the right direction.

Berman always works from life, often doing portraits of animals on commission, rendering her own pets or those of family members.  The piece featured here is of a horse named Little Joe.  Done in pastel, it is one of Berman’s favorites because it captures “Little Joe’s snotty attitude” so well.

We framed “Little Joe” with an ebony-stained, quarter-sawn solid oak molding from our Arts & Crafts collection.  The frame’s simple lines, wide face and prominent grain, darkened but not obscured by its stain, hold their own against the muscular image of Little Joe and bring an appropriate rusticity to the treatment.  Conversely, the double mats in warm white and gray bring in a flexibly urban feel, allowing the country image to transition to a contemporary setting, such as a gallery or city living room.   

Browse Berman’s gallery for more striking portraits of animals, including a goat named Burrito, and to read her bio. 

Treatment Specs;
Print: Little Joe (14 x 11 11/16”) $20.00

Frame: Arts & Crafts collection, Black Coffee #787967 (18 ¼” x 15 7/16”) $41.98

Bottom Mat: Crescent Select collection, White Elephant CS9507 (18 ¼” x 15 7/16”) Top Border: 2”, Side Borders: 2 ¼“ Bottom Border: 2” $8.21

Top Mat: Crescent Select collection, Urban CS9595 (18 ¼“ x 15 7/16”) Top Border 1 ¾“, Side Borders: 2”, Bottom Border 1 ¾“ $8.21

Paper: Lasal Photo Matte 230 DPPM230 (14” x 11 11/16”): $14.00

Acrylic: Standard AAS (18 ¼” x 15 7/16”) $8.11

Mounting Board: Standard MTBS (18 ¼” x 15 7/16”) $2.86

Dry Mounting Service: (18 ¼” x 15 7/16”) $3.95


  1. Burrito makes me smile. What a nice bio.

  2. She is really talented. Her career choice was definitely right. Don't you agree?


  3. نقل عفش مشرف شركة نقل العفش مشرف
    نقل عفش الاحمدي شركة نقل العفش الاحمدي
    نقل عفش نقل عفش
    فني صحي الكويت فني صحي
    نقل عفش المنطقة العاشرة شركة نقل عفش المنطقه العاشره


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