"Don is a native of the Jersey Shore, and his paintings feature loving portrayals of beachside shop fronts and coastlines. The paintings are rich with classic kitsch aesthetics and deep, subdued colours."
Don Bernhardt is a native of Highlands, New Jersey and has always lived, worked, and played at the Jersey Shore. He began painting at the age of eleven, with a few lessons from area artist Travis Neidlinger. As a teenager, Don won many awards and ribbons in local shows.
Don prefers painting with watercolors, oils, and acrylics, and his artwork is a reflection of the things he loves most. He has incorporated many reminders of his childhood days spent on the Navesink River into some of his paintings.
Recently, Don has rekindled his passion for painting and is finding more time to devote to his longtime hobby.