W-9 | Associate Artist
Media: Painting, Pastel, and Photography
Influences: Bonnie saw her first tree, figuratively, when she was a senior at Wofford College, the result of a required Art class outside of her Science major. After many years balancing Biochemistry, fiber arts, and amateur photography, she took time off to become a mother and fine art flowed as a result. Her Master of Humanities work with an emphasis in Art History at the University of Richmond gave her the foundation for studying and pursuing fine art, while area instructors shared their passion with her.
Background: Bonnie has a Master of Liberal Arts with a focus on Arts in Western Culture from University of Richmond. She studied under master pastelists Richard McKinley, Jean Hirons, Maggie Price, Liz Haywood-Sullivan, Alan Flattmann, Jack Pardue, and Marla Baggetta. Bonnie is founder/President of the Pastel Society of Virginia which just completed its 5th year. She received a First Place prize in 2012 as judged by Hullihen Williams Moore, a student of Ansel Adams.
Interesting fact: Bonnie is a published biochemist.