|Bernard Green studied at Birmingham College of Art & Design and became a painter, print maker and sculptor.
His early paintings were mainly large abstract works, inspired by music, the landscape, the world around him and the exploration of outer space that captured people's imagination in the 1960s. His paintings explored the use of line and colour, creating illusions of space using colour on flat surfaces.
In 1977 he moved to Pembrokeshire in Wales where the landscape was a major source of inspiration. He became well known in Wales primarily for his linocut prints of the Welsh landscape. Although the linocut is often overlooked and regarded as a simplistic and crude medium, Bernard refined his technique, creating multiple layers of colour, each individually pressed, using subtle blending of the pigments to create a sophisticated and atmospheric rendition of the subjects. The process involved carving the lino in stages, colour by colour, each time adding a new element onto the image. Often this process would be repeated over a dozen times, meaning that each print could take weeks to produce.
His prints were pressed on his large Columbian proofing press (circa 1853), a very physically demanding and laborious process. The press is now on display at the Swansea Print Workshop.