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‘Baffling Silence’ Giclée

On trip through the southwest United States, stopped at a bridge in a remote area of Utah. The silence was profound; it seemed as if the rocks surrounding the area were absorbing all the sound. Then there was the sun hovering above the confluence of the Colorado and Dirty Devil Rivers, just above the horizon to the west only a few minutes before sunset.

Memorable moment of nature in it’s awesome display of beauty and inspiration for this painting!

Original paintings and prints by Seamus Berkeley.

Baffling Silence, original oil on canvas, 12″ x 7″

‘Full Moon Marina Reflection’ Giclée

Full moon rising above the hills in Berkeley always presents a memorable setting of night sky, bright moon and moving reflections in the water of the Bay.

Original paintings and prints by Seamus Berkeley.

Full Moon Marina Reflection, original oil on canvas, 9″ x 5″

‘Full Moon II’ Giclée

Museum quality giclée of an oIl painting of a bright yellow and white full moon behind leaves and branches set in a violet evening sky.

Full Moon II, original oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″
Original paintings and prints by Seamus Berkeley

‘On the Edge’ Giclée

One of the great pleasures of living in Southwest United States is witnessing the amazing landscape settings that are so frequently present in this region of the planet. The area is sparsely populated which allows for camping in the quiet serenity of nature. The desert landscape is vast with wide open skies and distant horizons.

On this particular morning, the sun was rising just above the cliffs, the river water was moving slowly and calmly, reflecting the vibrant yellow, red and pink colors of the sun, just appearing on the edge.

On the Edge, original oil on canvas, 14.5″ x 8.25″
Original paintings and prints by Seamus Berkeley

‘Box of Chocolates’ Giclée

Does everyone enjoy chocolate? Does everyone enjoy See’s Candies? Here’s a sweet painting to satisfy your craving—without the calories!

Original paintings and prints by Seamus Berkeley.

Box of Chocolates, original oil on canvas, 30″ x 24″

‘Canal, Suzhou, China’ Giclée

On a visit to the cultural art city of Suzhou in Jiangsu province China saw these two men guiding their raft along an ancient canal. The scene was so serene it immediately stood out to me as a perfect composition for a figurative landscape painting.

Original paintings and prints by Seamus Berkeley.

Canal, Suzhou, China, original oil on canvas, 32″ x 16″

‘Varanasi sunrise’ Giclée

An oil painting of Ganges River as seen from the one of the oldest continuosly inhabited cities in the world: Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, India.

This piece was commissioned by the director of Ashtanga Yoga Berkeley who had studied yoga with a renowned teacher in Varanasi,

Original paintings and prints by Seamus Berkeley.

Varanasi Sunrise, original oil on canvas, 16″ x 36″

‘Hot Red Peppers’ Giclée

The primary colors red, yellow and blue form a triangle on a circular color wheel. Our eyes perceive colors as more vibrant when any two colors that are directly opposite from one another on the circle are placed adjacent to each other. For example, when a shape of red is placed next to a shape of green (green is a combination of yellow and blue that lies directly opposite red on the circle) it can almost seem as if the edge is vibrating.

Using opposing colors was one of the…

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considerations for this piece: explore what happens in a painting when a bright red pepper is surrounded by a green background. Looking at the painting, it might seem as if the red pepper in the lower right and the reddish copper pot are three-dimensional and sit above the two-dimensional surface of the canvas. Compare this to the pepper in the upper left. The appearance of depth is diminished because its color is less red.

In addition to color, the placement of objects was also a part of the thinking behind the composition. In this case, the idea was to play with verticality: how to create an arrangement that would lead the eyes of the viewer to move around the painting. Perhaps you will notice your gaze moves from the central object, the copper pot, to the red pepper at the bottom, and then back again toward the upper left corner?

In a practice of artful awareness, paying attention to how your eyes move across a scene may guide you toward becoming more aware of your sense of vision and of what you are seeing in your day to day life.

Original paintings and prints by Seamus Berkeley.

Purchase the original oil painting, Hot Red Peppers, $3,200, online at:

Seamus Berkeley Fine Art.

‘Reverence’ Giclée

A figurative painting of people inside the Jama Masjid mosque in Old Delhi, India, showing red carpets receding into the background underneath curved archways.

Original paintings and prints by Seamus Berkeley.

Purchase the original online at:

Seamus Berkeley Fine Art

Painting is gallery wrapped, ready to hang.

‘Sky Island Full Moon’ Giclée

Full moon above the horizon and distance mountains in a vibrant, colorful sky at dusk.

Original paintings and prints by Seamus Berkeley.

Sky Island Full Moon, oil on canvas, 24″ x 14.25″
Purchase the original painting online at:

Seamus Berkeley Fine Art