< Bernadette Youngquist
United States


Bernadette Youngquist resides, paints, and contemplates life in northern Colorado lakeside where she takes inspiration from the natural world. She has studied a wide variety of creative materials including oils, watercolor, illustration, pattern design, jewelry, and small sculpture. She has developed her individual style in acrylic mixed media in recent years. She is primarily self taught. Her paintings satisfy her need to heal the human spirit by using the universal language of art. She participates in juries local, national, and international competitions, exhibits and fairs.



Fort Collins Studio Tour Lincoln Arts Center Oct. 21,22,23rd 2022

Galeria Azur Miami Oct. 20- Nov.20 2022

NOOBA 2022 3 Square Art Gallery Fort Collins, CO Sept. 16- Oct. 23 2022

Driven To Abstraction Artlab Fort Collins CO Sept. 2-10 2022

Color 2022 3 Square Art Gallery Fort Collins, CO July 2022

Art Santa Fe Contemporary Art and Design Fair Santa Fe, NM July 2022

100 Square Inches of Art 3 Square Art Gallery Fort Collins, CO 2022

Spot On #2 D’Art Gallery Denver, CO 2021

Journeys See Me Brooklyn, NY 2021

Happiness Biafarin Art Canada 2021

Aesthetics Galeria Azur Madrid, Spain 2021

Driven To Abstraction Fort Collins, CO 2019, 2020, 2021

New Horizons Landscapes, 3 Square Art Gallery Fort Collins, CO 2020


Galeria Azur

3 Square Art Gallery

Redwood Art Group


Womens Caucus for the Arts Colorado

National Womens Caucus for the Arts


Canvas Rebel June 2022

Art Seen Magazine, Available now! Summer 2022

Voyage Denver, CO March 2021

Reporter Herald, Loveland, CO May 2021


My paintings are the language of collective expression. I believe all people are connected and when we quiet our minds we can tap into a place that unites all living things. As an artist I ask you to contemplate the subtleties of life and want to leave you with a message of hope. When I make a painting I work for a sense of order and calm that simultaneously brings me inner peace and helps me process emotions. My hope is that through my art people will connect with themselves and others in a meaningful way. Painting requires mindfulness. The work calls and I listen carefully to know to respond in kind. Painting puts me in touch with that quiet inner voice that lies beneath the surface of daily activity. I am a mixed media abstract painter. I am moved to integrate both expressionist techniques and hard line compositions as I find they complement and balance each other.