Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Artist Bill Berryman to Demonstrate Drawing at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
On Saturday, July 25, Bill Berryman, of Winchester, will demonstrate drawing from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
Berryman has been drawing all his life, since he was a small child. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehead State University and has been involved in art education since 1986, teaching upper-level visual art at the Sayre School in Lexington.
Berryman’s favorite subjects are places and things that he knows and loves best. One of these places is Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, near Harrodsburg, where he has spent many hours drawing within this historic village.
“I am fascinated by the amazingly simple, functional and beautiful designs created by the Shakers,” he said. “Shaker Village has inspired me to create a series of works in pencil, pen and ink and watercolor – all done directly on site.”
Photos, left to right: Berryman drawing on site at Shakertown at Pleasant Hill; pencil drawing by Berryman; artist Bill Berryman at Shakertown at Pleasant Hill
When drawing, Berryman uses Staedtler-Mars German pencils, known for their rich quality of graphite. He also uses pen and ink and watercolor to create portraits, still- life imagery and landscapes.
“I use all kinds of paper when I draw – don’t ask me why,” he said. “I use anything from 80-pound to 140-pound weight paper, including watercolor paper, hot press Arches and Strathmore papers. I seem to like the texture it adds to my drawings.”
Berryman is a juried member of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsman and is also a member of the Winchester Art Guild, The Winchester Drawing Society, The Lexington Art League, The Bluegrass Drawing Society and the Kentucky Watercolor Society.
Works by Berryman are regularly available at the center, located just off Interstate 75 at Berea Exit 77. The center’s exhibits, shopping and travel information areas are open daily, year-round, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the cafe open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
The center features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. A gallery exhibit, “Turn, Turn, Turn: Lathe-Turned Works by Kentucky Artisans,” is on display through Sept. 12. For information about the center’s events call 859-985-5448, visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kentucky.artisan.center, or go to the center’s website at www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov.
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is an agency in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.