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Deborah Berniklau
A Timeless Legacy 2019 Artist



2019 Works


Spring Expedition

Deborah Berniklau

Oil on Linen, 20" x 30"




The Mirror  Bag

Deborah Berniklau

Oil on Linen, 18" x 24"





Deborah Berniklau

Oil, 12" x 16"




 Family Ties

Deborah Berniklau

Oil on linen, 9" x 12"



Deborah Berniklau


Deborah Berniklau 


Deborah Berniklau hails from New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. She graduated with a BFA in illustration from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. There she studied privately with the world famous Burne Hogarth.

After college, she worked as an illustrator doing commissions for Disney, Warner Brothers, NASA and several noteworthy advertising agencies. After engaging in her fine art career, Berniklau studied privately with master artists Huihan Liu, Carolyn Anderson, Daniel Gerhartz, and Jeffrey Watts. She then fell in love with western art and began to paint stories of the west with passion.

Berniklau’s style combines storytelling with character and emotion in order to capture the essence of the Old West. She takes great pride in her execution of accurate anatomy in her people, horses, and landscapes. Berniklau uses her Andalusian horse, real cowboys, and Native American models for accurate representations that breathe life into her paintings. “My subject and goal is the "Heart and Soul of the American West” says Berniklau.

As a classically trained artist, she is dedicated to following in the footsteps of the famous painters, capturing and preserving that time-treasured part of our heritage through vivid works of art.

Berniklau has published editorials and features in Western Art and Architecture, Southwest Art, and Western Art Collector magazines. She is a proud member of both the Oil Painters of America and the Portrait Society of America. Berniklau won the OPA Western Regional Gold Medal for her painting Patiently Waiting, 16”x20” oil. Her art has been showcased at the Western Masters in Great Falls, Montana and the Heart of the West Show and Auction in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Berniklau has participated in the 2016 and 2017 A Timeless Legacy: Women Artists of Glacier National Park and the A Timeless Legacy: Peace Park 2018 show at the Hockaday Museum in Kalispell, Montana. Berniklau has also sold work in the C.M. Russell Live auction and has exhibited for five years at the “Weekend in the West” Exhibition and the Quick Draws” at Evergreen Fine Art in Evergreen, Colorado. 

Her 2019 schedule includes the 37th Annual 2019 American Miniatures show at Settlers West Galleries in Tucson, AZ.

Berniklau has been represented by Evergreen Fine Art in Evergreen, Colorado, the Wildhorse Gallery in Steamboat Springs, CO, and a guest artist at the Saks Gallery in Denver, CO. She was also a resident painter for the touring extravaganza Cavalia. Berniklau recently moved from Colorado to Bigfork, MT. She is currently represented at Montana Trails Gallery in Bozeman, MT.


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