Unraveling the Mysteries of the Masters in the Fundamentals of Masterpiece Painting Class

This unique course of study delves into each fundamental which, together, forms a body of knowledge concerning the sense of sight. It is this knowledge that has been used by the 'Great Masters' of the past to not only enable them to paint the light, but to endow their works with the essence of LIFE!

Master Artist Libby Berry takes the student on a 4 week journey through the 'Ten Attributes of Sight'. Each is presented in lectures and written material, followed by a hands-on application, to demonstrate understanding of each attribute. The class is culminated with a practice painting, in oil, which demonstrates a knowledge of color. On this piece, the student is encouraged to combine other attributes so that they interact, and communicate with emotion and impact.

Class hours are from 10:00am - 4:00pm

Monday thru Saturday during the 4 week period

The tuition for the 4 week class is $3500
(the cost includes the supplies)

Rooms are available to rent for those coming from afar

Class size is limited

For more information, email:
or call: (360) 341-2105

The next class is scheduled for July 14th thru August 9th, 2014
It will be held here on beautiful Whidbey Island

Welcome to my new website!

I am very happy to announce and reveal my new website showcasing my completed artwork. It has been a long and loving process to get all aspects just right. We now have video presentations to explore and enjoy on the home page. In the portfolio section you will find a complete compilation of my artwork along with many short descriptions in the form of prose or poetry. The purpose of this website is to establish a wide reaching web presence of myself as an artist and to make my artwork available for purchase online. We will be continuing to add to the portfolio as new art becomes available, and be sure to check back soon as we will have exciting updates for the New Renaissance Academy..

'Thoughts for the Day'

With paper money it’s time to part
The wiser ones are buying ART.
What to do? don’t fret and toil,
Like an Arab, have lots of oil!
It may be messy and hard to carry.
But not an oil by LIBBY BERRY.
A slice of life, a story told.
It’s lots more fun than a bar of gold.
A virtual feast of visual pleasure,
This ‘oil’ is a timeless treasure.