By Jenny Golfin, Register Citizen
TORRINGTON >> The Register Citizen’s December Artist of the Month is German-born Bernard Jucevics. Jucevics had previously displayed his works in the cafe in May 2012, but has created many new pieces in the time since his last visit.
Jucevics is a quiet man who enjoys and appreciates the beauty of nature, which is evident in the works on display for December. The walls of the Newsroom Cafe give the feeling of being in the woods, with all the green in his paintings.
When deciding what to paint Jucevics thinks of the countryside in Europe where he grew up.
“I love to surround myself with nature so I paint as a way to visualize where I would like to be – even if I am just sitting in my studio,” said Jucevics.
“My favorite aspect of painting is the sense of calm and creativity it brings to me,” said Jucevics. “I take comfort in the fact that the paintings bring joy to others.”
Jucevics started painting as a hobby after retiring from his job.
“I never expected my work to evolve into shows and sales. This has been such an unexpected blessing,” said Jucevics.