This book began as a collection of painting journal notes that I shared in blog called "Lasting Impressions". The act of writing paired with the creation of paintings to form the essence of "A Brush With Life". Each image is accompanied by a short reflection on the artwork and the story that inspired it. I hope you'll enjoy a brush with my life.
Bonnie is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America. She wrote an article describing her plein air painting techniques for International Pastel Artist in 2002. International Artist magazine recently included Bonnie in a group of “Americas leading landscape painters”. She is an award winning participant in Invitational Plein Air competitions including Tucson Plein Air, Door County Plein air and Rocky Mountain Plein Air. She has been identified as an “Artist to collect” (Southwest Art Magazine). Additional publications include American Artist Magazine (cover artist), The Artist Magazine, The Pastel Journal, North Light Magazine, and the Best of Flower Painting Two, a North Light Book. The artist leads popular painting workshops throughout the Midwest. She welcomes visitors to her studio in Door County Wisconsin.