After 25 years as an established artist on Martha’s Vineyard, MA. Bernard Fierro relocated to Arizona, finding inspiration in the moods, shapes, and brilliant light of the upper Sonoran desert. During the past 16 years he has created a distinctive body of work in both oil and acrylic -- direct compositions encompassing subjects as diverse as the sprawling desert landscapes, portraits and ranch animals found at his Luckypup Ranch that he shares with his wife Heidi in the foothills of Tucson’s Rincon Mountains. His work hangs in private and corporate collections here and abroad.
His career began in 1960 upon graduating from the Pennyslvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pa. where he was honored with the Cecelia Beaux Portrait Prize as well as the William Emlen Cresson Award and the J Henry Schiedt Memorial Prize both European traveling scholarships which enabled him to study the Spanish, French and Italian masters.
He currently shows his work in Tucson and surrounding areas as well as the East coast.