Houston freelance artist hey bernadette

Allow me to introduce myself!

I’m Bernadette, a self-taught illustrator from the sunny city of Houston, Texas. When I was very small my family moved to the country right outside HTX. I grew up relatively bored (P.S., I love to be bored) and highly curious about the world around me. I spent my time poking around in the dirt (this was the 80’s, c’mon) and learning about drawing and lettering. These were the things that made me who I am.

Having suffered with crippling social anxiety for most of my life I'm a very vocal advocate for mental health and the underdog. Happily, as an adult I’ve got my anxiety under control and am doing things the old me would never have imagined. Whenever I can I pop into the city to wander around our art galleries, breweries, art shops, and festivals, and even to teach at the Watercolor Art Society in the art district! I’m extremely passionate about teaching, and have taught hundreds of calligraphy students at workshops and private events.

As a lettering artist and illustrator I have created custom pieces for hundreds of clients and my work has been featured in multiple magazines. Clients and magazine features include Love Wins Texas Weddings Magazine and Catalyst Wedding Magazine (below), along with web publications including Green Wedding Shoes, Ruffled Blog and Houstonia Magazine Online. And I’m super proud of the fact that I have nearly 300 reviews on Etsy and maintain a five star rating!

Fancy and Faux. A calligraphy tutorial for Catalyst magazine.

Fancy and Faux. A calligraphy tutorial for Catalyst magazine.

Alright, now it's time for some random, nonsensical facts! 

I'm a big fan of British comedy, video games, tall ships, fighting the good fight, and the absurd. I'm not really a music person but I do love classical music. And while I'm hard at work in my studio I'm probably letting Frasier auto-play for the 80th time. If I can ever find a Frasier trivia night I’m going to own it!

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Based in Houston, Texas, and serving clients world-wide.

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