My life has been about art and nature. As a child I watercolored imaginary underwater and mountain scenes. Years of ceramics, batik and other mediums followed. A deep love for Vermont and plein air painting began in 1976 at Goddard College. I graduated with a BFA in painting from Lake Erie College in 1980. Independent experimentation, exhibitions and teaching art have been ongoing since then. Soon after moving to the Washington, DC area, I began teaching watercolor at Glen Echo Park. Other teaching venues have included Artists and Makers, Washington Artworks, Smithsonian Associates, Frederick Community College, the Delaplane Art Center and other Washington groups. I have juried exhibitions, presented art talks, demonstrations and critiques. Leading workshops to Honduras, Italy, France, New Mexico, Lewes Delaware, the Shenandoahs and many other beautiful locations has been fulfilling.
Pleasant View Studio in Brookeville, Maryland, is my creative space where the land and streams of this peaceful place provide great opportunities for expressive watercolor and oil landscapes of nature close ups, figures, still lifes, and drawings as I observe form and color in shifting light. There is great joy in sharing the richness of nature. Color energy, elegant shapes, or a poignant display of the life cycle. These subjects fuel my intuitive creations. Abstract experimentation with water patterns has recently become important. I look forward to many more years of discovery.
Bonny Lundy is a Maryland artist and art teacher. Her paintings are included in many private and public collections including the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Council on Aging and GEICO. Bonny has exhibited at Atlantic Gallery, Orchard Gallery, Discoveries Gallery, and Baber Art Gallery as well as in many U.S. juried competitions. Her art is currently on view at Pleasant View Studio in Brookeville, Maryland and at yellowbarnstudio.com
Ms. Lundy has taught Outdoor Watercolor, Drawing, Painting and Mixed Media for over twenty years through Smithsonian Associates, Glen Echo Park, Yellow Barn School, and numerous other groups. She has led painting workshops to Honduras, France, Italy and many U.S. locations.
Studying art at Goddard College and Lake Erie College with Clinton Kuopus, she received her BFA in painting in 1980. She has also studied oil painting with William Swetcharnik, stained glass with Sal Fiorito and ceramics.
Bonny´s unique painting style is both spontaneous and rich, using intuition to describe her visions. She is inspired by the extensive gardens and woodland areas around her studio, by her collections and by life experiences, history and culture. She enjoys travel painting to many diverse places. Among her favorites are the Shenandoah Mountains, Vermont, Cape Cod, Eastern Shore, Central America, and Europe. Bonny most recently led an outdoor painting workshop to Santa Fe, Ghost Ranch, Taos, as well as Tuscany. Painting en plein air during these excursions provides an intimate sensory experience. The freshness of these adventures also carries over to her studio work where she pursues still-life painting and other creations.
While Ms. Lundy paints primarily in watercolor, she also enjoys working with oil paint, ink, pastel, glass, batik, beads, and fabric. She has also recently set up a pottery studio. When painting watercolor, Bonny combines washes on dry and wet paper to accomplish interesting value transitions. Through years of experimentation, Bonny has developed her technique of fusing pigments, creating the appearance of movement even when the painting has dried. This is entertaining to witness, always bringing new surprises and leading to the next inspiration.Bonny Lundy's Resume