Winter 2012

On the cover:

“Winter Coat,” an original oil painting by Wisconsin native Sally Berner, shows her love for nature and animals in their natural habitats. She has witnessed the birth of harp seal pups and has seen polar bears in the wilds of Manitoba.

“I had frequently driven past and admired this adorable Shetland pony,” said Sally. “On this particular winter day, she looked especially beautiful against the sunlit snow. The warm colors in her coat were a wonderful contrast to the cools in the shadows and snow. I knew this was how I wanted to paint her.

“Her name is Cecelia, C.C. for short. You can see the dense, double winter coat of this hardy Shetland Isles’ breed. That is why I decided to entitle my painting, ‘Winter Coat.’”

Sally has been an active oil painter for over 25 years in the “realist tradition.” Having studied in Door County, Sally has been a long standing member and past president of the Door County Art League. She is also recognized by the Society of Animal Artists, Oil Painters of America, a Signature member of the Paint America Associate and.

Sally has works in permanent collections of the AKC Museum of the Dog in St. Louis, Missouri; The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin; The Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art, in Bolivar, Missouri; the Neville Public Museum of Brown County in Green Bay; and Dewey Ballentine, LLP, Washington, DC.

For more about Berner’s work, visit

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