Bernie Lopez was born in Escondido, California. Lopez displayed an interest in the natural world around him as he was growing up. At an early age, he started sketching his observations and soon discovered his passion to create art.
In his 20's, Lopez traveled around the Western United States, absorbing the beauty that it offered. Inspired by his journey, he became interested in landscape and abstract painting. Working with acrylics, Lopez began painting landscapes in a realistic style from his photographs. Thoughout his artistic explorations, he continued to add abstractions to his paintings, combining a balance of natural landscapes, precise geometric elements, and monochromatic colors.
Today, Lopez resides in Northern Arizona, where he works from his studio/home that he shares with his wife and three children. Lopez's work is featured thoughout the United States in both private and corporate collections as well as solo exhibitions in Arizona. Bernie Lopez is proudly represented by Arts Prescott Gallery in downtown Prescott, AZ and Jerome Artist Gallery in the historic town of Jerome, AZ.