May 2022 – LVAG Featured Artist – Bonnie Marie

Meet Bonnie ....

I usually begin with a drawing of ideas, then set my art in using shades of black, white and greys; only adding layers of colors after the basic painting is on canvas or paper, then I refine my art. I paint with many types of media; acrylics, water-based oils, watercolors, pensils, and of late have been using iridescent translucent media. I often embellish my work in digital format after adding them to my computer. This is where I learned over 30 years ago how to overlay my poetry over my art pieces.  I have come to appreciate the advanced form ART has taken with now being able to paint within the computer. I can use regular techniques and combine my art in layers and create entire new exciting paintings or paint from a blank canvas with digital painting programs. I find it so enjoyable to create my Art with many different media. My works are both traditional and mixed media Art. 
I was showing and selling my work more seriously while living in Del Mar, California, where I had works in the Windson Gallery, Sawdust Festival in Laguna, Galleries in Solana Beach, La Jolla and San Diego area.
After moving back to the Las Vegas Valley in 2000, I continued to show in galleries here and in the Henderson Convention Center. I am showing now at the Boulder City Art Guild Gallery and the LVAG Gallery in the Galleria Mall as the Featured Artist from May 17th to July 9th 2022. I have received many Featured Artist Awards from Fine Art America contests and placed or won many art contests.