Journey back to the peaceful rivers and creeks that surround Kent County, Maryland, at The Artists’ Gallery in Chestertown during the month of May.
First Friday opens the show “_____WATER LEVEL_____” by featured artist Bonnie Howell on Friday, May 4. Join Bonnie and her partners at the opening reception, Friday, May 4, from 5 to 8 p.m., at The Artists’ Gallery, located at 239 High Street in Chestertown.
This body of new oil paintings embrace many of Bonnie’s favorite themes, the various natures of water: wet, reflective, peaceful, rhythmic and abstract. These ever-changing qualities make water challenging to paint, so the process never gets old.
There is a power that is certain to gently influence the emotions when one enters the water by way of canoe or kayak. For Bonnie, being at water level and viewing nature from that vantage point is a highlight of living on the Eastern Shore. Being able to capture these images and share them with others is pure joy.
Bonnie majored in art in college and received her BA degree in Fine Arts from St. Andrews University in North Carolina and her Teachers Certificate from Washington College in Chestertown. She taught art in both public and private schools during her early career and painted mostly wildlife and portraits as a freelance artist before forming The Artists’ Gallery partnership in 2003. She has continued her art studies with noted portraitists John Sanden of Portraits Institute of New York and John Ebersberger of Maryland Hall, Annapolis. She has also taken classes at the University of Maryland and graduate work at the University of Delaware. She is a member and past president of the Working Artists Forum of Easton, where she exhibits her paintings in regional shows.
Her works are in many private collections across the U.S. as well as in local and public collections such as the Shore Medical Center, the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Washington College, Garnett School, Dr. Hickman’s Office, all in Chestertown, and the Turnersville Assembly Hall in New Jersey.
Bonnie works primarily in oils and regularly features paintings of life – portraits and nature at The Artists’ Gallery where she is the managing partner. She also offers private painting and drawing classes at the gallery.
For more information, call 410-778-2425 or visit www.theartistsgalleryctown.com.