Bernadette Cali is a southern Lowcountry artist who has long held a romance with the sea island landscape. Born in New Jersey in 1952, she grew up in a rural dairy farm setting approximately 20 miles outside of New York City. After studying at Rutgers University she longed to leave the hustle of the metropolitan area. A trip to West Africa left her ripe for a love of the South Carolina sea islands when in 1977 she became a resident of Wadmalaw Island. There she found the same elegant hospitality of places such as Ghana and Sierra Leone. Her original watercolors hang in homes and galleries from the Virgin Islands to New York City.
Bernadette lives on the island where she teaches art and yoga.