Monday, September 1, 2014

Bonnie Laird – September 2014 – Artist of the Month

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Bonnie Laird is a painter living in Victoria, BC. She earned a BFA in painting and printmaking from the University of Alberta in 1990. Her work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions across Canada and can be found in private and corporate collections. Bonnie pursues her art practice while working as co-founder and coordinator of a professional art studio and gallery for artists with developmental disabilities.
“My paintings are the exploration of the human condition, revealing moments and memory in a place in time as well as contemplation and introspection. Beyond painting the likeness of a person, I use a deliberate approach to reveal the mind’s interior, the essence and the soul.

“Although primarily a figurative painter, I recently started exploring images of skies, ocean, and flora. Informed by their power and dramatic hues and contrasts of light and dark, I’ve begun a series of paintings that reflect changeable nature, capturing both turbulent and peaceful moments in time, a juxtaposition of calm and chaos. These paintings are created from memory, dreams, and my response to walks along the shore.”

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