Bonnie loves that she now has time for her Passion…..Painting. As a young girl, Bonnie grew up around a family of artists. Bonnie’s grandmother and aunt (established juried artists) were always painting and this greatly influenced her love of art. Bonnie started drawing as a young child, and her first oil painting class was with her grandmother at the age of 8. She was hooked on painting from that point on. Following high school, she pursued her desire to become an artist, attending Downtown Portland Commercial Art School. While working at Nordstrom to pay her way through school, she took a detour to the world of fashion. After 31 years and living in 3 states she ended her career with Nordstom as Vice President within Women’s Apparel. Bonnie retired in 2005 to spend more time with family and to pursue her lifelong desire as an artist.
Bonnie says, “As an artist you look at everything through an Artists perspective. When you look at clouds you think about shape color and light.” This attention to detail is evident in her work, whether it’s a cityscape or landscape, includes people animals, or not. There is a connection with the subject that the viewer cannot miss.
2011 Sunriver Music Festival Poster Artist (poster/magazine cover/all media)
2011 featured artist Avalon Art Gallery
2010 Magazine Cover “Country Pleasures”
Currently living in Vancouver, Washington with her husband and son, Bonnie attended the Downtown Portland Commercial Art School (Bachelor of Arts Degree). She then studied watercolor and drawing classes through Portland Community College. Currently she is painting with a group of women under the direction of fine art instructor Edi Olson.