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"Marian Berger: AUDOBON REINCARNATED"
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Taharaa Fine Art
USA United States of America
We wont go that far! But if you are interested in the next best thing, take a look at the art of Marian Berger. Her wonderful water color renditions of birds and flowers can be seen at Taharaa Fine Art. In Hawaii today, more native species face extinction than anywhere else in America. Sensitive
to this statistic and compelled by the beauty of the islands, Marian Berger has stepped behind
the scenes of nature and has captured on canvas the endemic creatures which many people
donít even know exist. Her talent is a moving tribute to many of the worldís precious birds.
Born in Limerick, Ireland, the daughter of a meteorologist, Marian spent her early childhood
on Wake Island and Alaska where she acquired her fatherís love of science, her motherís
artistic bent and her parentsí mutual love of the outdoors. I assumed that art was a natural
part of life, a way that everyone expressed themselves, she says.
During her teens, Marian focused on abstracts until she took a class at Humboldt University in
representational drawing which opened my eyes. Today, fine details combined with soft
hued areas give her birds a warmth that makes them come alive.
After graduating from Humboldt with a degree in wildlife management, Marian moved to the
Big Island of Hawaii in 1976 where she has received many commissions. In 1987, she created
a series of paintings of Kauaiís most endangered birds and plants for the rooms at the Aston
Kauai Resort. An edition of 2000 prints was published and proceeds from the sales were given
to the Hawaii Nature Conservancy. Two of her pieces also appeared in the Bishop Museum
1988 Calendar of Natural Events. In the same year, she painted a number of watercolors
presented to Senator Inouye and Representative Akaka for their contributions in preserving
Hawaiiís native wildlife. She has been commissioned to paint a mural for the Hyatt Regency in
Waikoloa as well as many paintings for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Marian Bergerís paintings and limited edition prints are published and represented exclusively
by Taharaa Fine Art.