Foster Howell is a graduate of St. Andrews College in Laurinburg, NC,
where she received a BA degree in Fine Arts. She received her
teacher's certificate from Washington College in Chestertown, MD, and
taught art in both public and private schools. Bonnie has also studied art
at University of Maryland, University of Delaware, and has attended many
seminars and classes from noted portraitists. Her prize winning oils have
been exhibited in many area shows and can be found in homes and
collections across the country. Mrs. Howell works primarily in oils and
features paintings of life-portraits and nature. Her love of people and
for the Creator of Life, continues to inspire an endless array of subjects
for her to paint. Bonnie says,"I Love Life!". So it is natural
that she share that love through her paintings, whether the image is of
nature or of people. In a scene dappled in sunlight, or shrouded in fog,
in the still waters of a quiet creek, in a portrait of a childs'
innocence, or the dignity of an individual in retirement; the love of
beauty and respect for life is conveyed. It is a particular joy for Bonnie
to paint people. She loves looking into their faces, catching their
glances, exchanging smiles. Contact Bonnie at the Gallery at
410-778-2425 or via email.
The First Friday of June in
Chestertown, will feature the opening of a show of new oil paintings
by local artist Bonnie Foster Howell at The Artists' Gallery.
Bonnie's new oil paintings continue to be inspired by her love of
the area's tidal water ways. This show however, reflects the
beautiful stillness of water when sunlight first beams away the
darkness. The quality of the light can be breathtaking. In preparing
for this show in late summer and early fall last year, the greens
and blue-violets of the marshes and river she usually paints had
faded to golden hues. The pleasant challenge was to build a body of
work that used this new pallet of colors - because n the early
moments of first light, the warm golds are of the day yet to live -
days of promise at "The Dawning".