Bonnie Marie has only been painting since March of 2008, but the colors run in her blood ~ her maternal Grandfather William Jones and Grandmother Joan Jones were painters, and her Aunt Nancymarie also is a painting fool. Her mother Karen Perron has the flame as well. Bonnie always loved using her crayolas to create rainbow patterns, since she was a small child. 'Color therapy' as her family would say. She dabbled in some sketching for fun, and always kept her eye out for a good coloring book, but never thought to paint untill one day in March.
While working at California Pizza Kitchen, Bonnie waited on a woman and commented on how fabulous she looked in green and brown, and that she loved how yummy dark brown and red look when paired. The woman said "Are you a painter? You sound like a painter? You should paint." After a brief chat and some encouragement, Bonnie went to get her supplies as soon as she left work, went home and painted, and has been doing it like crazy with acrylics ever since. With her first piece she realized that she could use her fingers better then a brush, and the majority of her work is done with only her fingers.
None of her work is any Thing, but mostly a Thought or Feeling or Presence. Music is always playing while the fingerpainting goes on, and it is usually written on the back of the canvas. The peices take from 10mins to one hour to create. She welcomes commisions. Just tell her how big and what colors you want, or maybe just give her a word, and you'll have it in two days. Hopefully the art brings Joy, Peace and Hope into people's lives, or at least a warm smile ~
Bonnie would like to dedicate this art show to her Grandmother Joan, who passed away may 9th after a long battle with Alzheimers. Joan never got to see any of Bonnie's art, and they never were able to have a great talk about blending colors, but Bonnie knows that she truly can see it all now.
A portion of all art sales will be donated to local arts related organizations or a non-profit of the artist's choice.
This month's artist has chosen UNICEF as the recipient.