Born and raised in New York City, Bonnie has been an artist all her life. Even from her early elementary school days she was recognized as an artist and held the position of the school illustrator for school publications.
For most of her life, Bonnie has been primarily a painter, studying with many painters in New York and Atlanta. Since 1998, she has been working in three dimensions as well, creating very personal sculptures of people that celebrate the cycles of life from birth through old age. Her sculpture focuses on the relationships between people and the relationship between positive and negative space. Bonnie works in clay creating not only a physical likeness of the subject, but a spiritual one as well. “I find my greatest joy is in making sculpture, especially when the clay I’m working with suddenly becomes the person and looks back at me.”
While sculpture has been her main focus in the past ten years, she has recently begun to study pastel painting and finds it very exciting and rewarding. “While I love sculpting, I find that I sometimes miss working in color. I began taking classes in pastel with Elsie Dresch and fell in love with the medium. I have also taken workshops with Margaret Dyer and Gary Baughman.”
The Seen Gallery carries a wide variety of her pastel works and sculpture.