Bonnie likes to poke around in the woods, to observe and feel nature. It’s very refreshing to paint outside and hear the songs of birds, frogs, insects, water, and wind. The elements are sometimes trying, but that’s also what I find appealing about the process of plein air painting.
Bonnie often uses her outdoor pastel paintings as studies for larger paintings. The smaller studies record values, light, and mood of the scene.
Bonnie is an illustrator and graphic designer. She uses pastels to create color filled landscape paintings. She also utilizes many different media along with computer graphics to create high-quality images rich in color and intensity. She is President of the Great Lakes Pastel Society. Is a member of the Lowell Arts Council, and Grand Valley Artists.