hallie at work in her home studio. there's books & access to nearly unlimited coffee. she's happiest here.

hallie at work in her home studio. there's books & access to nearly unlimited coffee. she's happiest here.

hallie m. bertling, a.k.a. "hal-the-gal."

hallie ("hal-the-gal" is a childhood nickname) is a native of nowhere (a navy brat born on guam hence the name which means "contemplating the ocean") and has had adventures everywhere from okinawa to paris, italy to scotland, manhattan to jersey, sierra leone to india, but mostly leads a quiet book-absorbing life in greenville, south carolina.

she graduated from the savannah college of art and design, began illustrating, and has been addicted to painting in vibrantly brilliant gouache ever since that very first materials & techniques class with professor sandoz.

she currently lives in greenville, sc with her artist husband (hint:  nathan bertling.com) & ridiculously inspiring collection of books.

find her surrounded by cookie crumbs & rainbow sprinkles wherever you can smell the coffee.

follow @halthegal_storyart on instagram for current reads & new works in progress.

 

awards:

  • best in watercolour, dogwood festival, atlanta, ga. (2014)

  • ribbon of excellence, artisphere, greenville, sc. (2015, 2017)

  • judge's choice, an occasion for the arts, williamsburg, va. (2016)

  • ribbon of distinction, williamsburg, va. (2018)

 

gallery shows:

  • it's raining color! 2010, art & light, greenville, sc

  • the wind-up show, 2009, art & light, greenville, sc

  • step into the woods, coming march & april 2019, centre stage theatre, greenville, sc

  • TBD, a collaboration with my husband nathan bertling, winter 2019, art & light, greenville, sc

 

client list:

  • nerdypost

  • standard publishing, kregel, & more.

but mostly she sells on etsy & at various art festivals across the country.

contact for commissions & illustrations.