Your cherished photographs
come alive with my realistic style
and artistic vision.



I truly can’t remember when I didn’t draw !
I think I was born and raised with a need to visually express myself.
Even after years of pursuing a commercial art career in advertising and interior design, somehow I came back to my roots- drawing and painting !
Whatever I see, I interpret with the deliberate intention to change the viewer’s observation of everyday beauty. What is taken for granted is brought to a dramatic forefront.  Opening your eyes to a fresh perspective brings a wonderment of the commonplace and a new appreciation of light, color, and detail. Whether we see beauty on the soft folds of fabric, the rough chop of bark, or the mottled skin of a wrinkled grape, it is our everyday world that holds a fascination for me. 

ARLENE BERGER, SFA., FCA. Born Montreal 1958


Graduated Vanier College, major in Film and Photography
Graduated Concordia University Bachelor of Fine Arts,
Speciality Graphic Design and Photography


1980 – Present


  • Free-lance graphic designer for private corporations, advertising agencies and creative artist for event coordinator
  • Self-employed for 12 years as a residential interior designer
  • Contributing writer to The Gazette and The Suburban specializing in home décor
  • Completed specialized Trompe l’Oeuil classes at the Saidye Bronfman Center of the Visual Arts.
  • Continuing education in color photography at the Dollard Des Ormeaux Visual Arts Center.
  • Full-time study with artist/miniaturist Rose Corbeil and independent home studio work
  • Classical Study with Eric Mannella at Atelier Bresoles
  • Portfolio consists of a wide variety of subject matter including still life, landscape and commissioned portraiture for residential and commercial projects

2003: Representation at the West End Gallery in Montreal
2003: Solo exhibition at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel
2003: Invited by the by the Federation of Combined Jewish Appeal to donate an original work designed specifically to raise money for education in Israel. One of only 24 artists in Montréal chosen to participate
2004 to Present: Representation at The Shayne Gallery in Montreal
2004: Federation of Combined Jewish Appeal donation of original still life oil on wood
2004: Accepted membership into the Society of Canadian Artists (Vancouver)

2004: Entry in 37th National Society of Canadian Artists show at Tudor Hall in Montreal
2005: Underpainting and glazing techniques study at the Saidye Bronfman Center for the Visual Arts
2006: Mount Sinai Hospital art auction entry
2006: Group show at the Polo Club in Boca Raton, Florida

2007: Group show at The Shayne Gallery of small still-life paintings
2007: Study in the art of portraiture at a professional photography studio
2007: Representation at the Caesarea Gallery in Boca Raton, Florida

2007Group show at The Shayne Gallery of small still-life paintings

2007Completed portrait photography course at the Visual Arts Center

2010Group show at Ico Gallery in Chelsea, New York City

2015portrait entries SCA National Juried Online Exhibition
Present Day – private collection and corporate portrait commissions