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Bernadas works in both figure and portrait sculpture using a classical approach achieving an
uncanny likeness to her subjects. In her figures, she uses gesture, proportion, and the uniqueness
of each individual to express the essence of the subject.
Whether it be a family portrait or a public
monumental project, the goal is to create a sensitive, timeless portraiture , using her experienced
understanding of light, proportion and perspective to maximize the beauty and expression of each project.
With a background as a physical therapist and a former ballet instructor, has had a life long
study in the dynamics of the human form.
Her artistic training began at New Orleans Academy of
Fine Art in 1991, where she presently teaches portrait and figurative sculpture. Additionally,
conducts Sculpture intensives in the Southeast, most notably includes a 6 week intensive
for LSU and Tulane Medical Residents of Plastic Surgery. is an active member of the NSS,
WAOW, and Portrait Society of America, where she was awarded Honorable Mention for Sculpture
in the 2014 Members Competition
email: Kim Bernadas