BIOGRAPHY - Bernard Poremba (Born 1946)
After retiring from thirty-five years of service with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, Bernard W. Poremba of Plymouth PA Finally had the opportunity to pursue his passion – art. While in high school, his talent was evident, however, military service during the Vietnam era and dedication to his wife and two sons kept this passion on the back burner. As a retirement gift, his wife presented him with art lessons with Joel Carson Jones, and this began Bernard’s involvement with the Ani Art Academies. Bernard began with charcoal pencil, white chalk and colored charcoal. Eventually he moved into oil paintings. He has been associated with the Ani Art Academies for 8 years and has won awards and recognition with the Roberson Museum in Binghamton, NY.