Bertz

Works

Expression of my creativity

ties 07/28/2017

Ties

my way 07/21/2017

My Way

pride 07/09/2017

Pride

wonder 07/01/2017

Wonder

follow me 06/24/2017

Follow me

blade runner 05/28/2017

Blade Runner

angel 05/20/2017

Angel

soul 05/01/2017

Soul

purple breeze 04/25/2017

Purple Breeze

rainbow 04/23/2017

Rainbow

black panther 04/16/2017

Black Panther

selfie 2 0 04/09/2017

Selfie 2.0

perception 03/26/2017

Perception

eternity 03/19/2017

Eternity

black swan 03/11/2017

Black Swan

elegance 02/25/2017

Elegance

lionheart 02/19/2017

Lionheart

satine 02/11/2017

Satine

dreamer 01/29/2017

Dreamer

brave 01/15/2017

Brave

blue fairy 10/02/2016

Blue Fairy

shades 07/20/2016

Shades

red breeze 05/29/2016

Red Breeze

childhood dream 03/27/2016

Childhood Dream

snow white 11/30/2015

Snow White

choice 11/11/2015

Choice

amazing sofia 10/10/2015

Amazing Sofia

miky survivor 08/12/2015

Miky Survivor

mrs cruz 01/06/2015

Mrs Cruz

gabriel e lux 12/29/2014

Gabriel e Lux

sweet eby 12/24/2014

Sweet Eby

heller gratitude 11/16/2014

Heller Gratitude

selfie 11/15/2014

Selfie

lotus flower 11/13/2014

Lotus Flower

emotions 11/12/2014

Emotions

sparks 11/11/2014

Sparks

tears 10/28/2014

Tears

evolution 09/15/2014

Evolution

experience 08/15/2014

Experience

ray of light 06/15/2014

Ray of light

skyline 05/04/2014

Skyline

seasons 05/02/2014

Seasons

twister 04/13/2014

Twister

goldeneye 04/05/2014

Goldeneye

me 04/03/2014

Me

essence 03/21/2014

Essence

rainbow 03/08/2014

Rainbow

fireworks 03/03/2014

Fireworks

sunset 02/14/2014

Sunset

Terry Bertelli

A whirlwind

I’m a whirlwind, that’s what I am: impetuous, bubbly, full of energy and irreverent at times. I’m vivacious; challenges excite me and bring me to life. When my inbred determination comes to the fore I push myself to my limit.
I’m curious, I love change and the new opportunities it brings. I’m instinctive, sometimes impulsive. It’s hard for me not to show my emotions so it’s easy to understand what I’m thinking: I’m an open book. Travelling, reading and being in the company of the people I love are my main interests, they fill my life, filling gaps in my knowledge.
Living and growing with Gabriel, my son, teaches me how simple it is to be happy. It may seem strange but I truly believe that it is he who takes my hand and leads me, reminding me that life means being taken by surprise, marvelling at small things.
I’m a bit of a nomad, my suitcase is always packed, ready to rediscover, on my journeys, the part of me I have forgotten and which represents a piece of the jigsaw that is my life.
I’m romantic, in love with Love, and step by step I’m learning that loving yourself is the only way to fill the vacuum of the soul. My passion is painting; a world of my own… in front of a canvas, my brush and colours, time and space vanish. It’s as if I were confronting myself, my joys and fears, free to express my emotions without restraint… Free to be Terry: a whirlwind.


Notes about the artist.
I was born on 20 May 1974 in Desenzano del Garda, a charming town on Lake Garda.
I have lived most of my life in the hills of Franciacorta, a magical place which inspires introspection, silence and emotions, where I cultivate self-knowledge and work as an insurance broker.
But it is in Milan, the city of opportunities, that I re-discovered my love for art and drawing … where my pencil took form and my paintbrush began to colour.
And I live like a nomad, my suitcase is always packed and ready: split between the peace and quiet of the countryside around Brescia and the exhilarating pace of a multi-faceted city .

My art

Where my works come from

A day arrives when you hear words that dash all your hopes: “it’s serious, let’s wait and see if she survives the next 24 hours”.
You wonder if you really heard that, if they’re talking about you. And you’re paralysed by fear but, quite strangely, you’re not afraid of dying.
You’re afraid that you haven’t lived, that you haven’t left a mark, something good, something inspiring. You feel angry about having rested on your laurels, about not having developed your potential and value to the full. For not having lived your life, not having loved yourself enough to put yourself first.
And then silence. Over the following hours you cling on to a small hope, to the strength you didn’t know you had and you earn yourself a second chance. I got that chance and I’m still here. 15 years have passed since that moment when I began to live my life. To get to know myself, to nourish my passion. I awoke and decided to take what I wanted. It hasn’t been an easy journey: experiences, setbacks and new steps forward; this is the cycle that has continued to repeat itself.
I have learnt from Buddhism, my faith, that the lotus flower is born in sludge. Such a splendid thing born in mud and sludge; that’s like me, from suffering and dissatisfaction I began to reach up towards the light.
Painting transports my emotions onto the canvass, it makes my life shine. 
So through the eyes of my paintings I give life to sensations and feelings. I personify my essence to connect with the world outside my soul.

The atelier

My space

15 square metres of colour and confusion.

Where easels, brushes and canvasses fill every nook and cranny.

A world that may seem small but which knows no limits to the imagination, creativity … expression.

A space devoted to my essence, the birth of new projects, somewhere I can go and rediscover my mission, my desire to communicate to the world through my works. In the silence I find my soul, I manage to bring to the surface my emotions, give life to my canvasses, transform what saddens or upsets me into something strong and concrete, colourful and beautiful. Painting helps me do this, illuminate and find beauty even in the darkest hours.

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