Technique: Mixed media collage
Bonnie is a Visual Artist specializing in mixed media collage. She lives in Rural Marlborough in the heart of New Zealand’s wine region on a small lifestyle block surrounded by her many animals.
She has been actively exhibiting her artworks since 2000 and after being awarded two scholarships, completed a Diploma with Honours in Art and Creativity in 2013.
It was during her studies that Bonnie developed her unique series of pattern animal art works that has quickly become her signature style. Bonnie incorporates old sewing patterns and her own hand made collage papers in her art works to create her highly original pieces.
She has a keen interest in graphic text and languages and uses them to add an interesting multicultural element to her work. Texture, Bright colours and humour with an emphasis on the ridiculous are also repeating themes within her body of work.
Bonnie is currently working on new work for Art Expo Nelson 2018 and art works for an exhibition in conjunction with fiber artist Cristine Marks at The Gallery, Havelock in Sept/October 2018.
Most Recent Selected Exhibitions
Nelson Art Expo 2018
The NZ Art Show 2017
Luciano Benetton World Art Collection. 2016
Clifton’s Art Prize 2016
Arts Gold Awards 2015
Publications: Kiwi Consciousness: Contemporary Artists from New Zealand