November Featured Artist – Bonnie Howell
“MOMENT OF JOY”
The whole creative process is of itself a source of joy for Bonnie. Planning each show begins when she and her husband slip their canoe in the water and Bonnie begins to see and photograph the reflections, the movement and the light on the water surface. Then the picture references are used to create the designs in her studio, by sometimes cropping and zooming in on the details. Sometimes several images are used to compose a good composition. All this leads up to the actual painting of that memorable moment which of course is her delight. But she feels that perhaps the most joy comes with being able to share these very pleasant moments with others.
Mrs. Howell majored in art in college and received her BA degree in Fine Art from St. Andrews University in North Carolina and her Teachers Certificate from Washington College in Chestertown. She taught art in both private and public schools during her early career and painted wildlife and oil portraits as a freelance artist before forming The Artists’ Gallery in 2003. Her works are in many private collections across the US as well as local and public collections. She paints primarily in oils and regularly features paintings of water and nature as well as portraits at The Artists’ Gallery where she is the managing partner.
Please join Bonnie and her partners for the opening reception on Friday, November 4, 2022 from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Artists’ Gallery, 239 High Street, Chestertown, Maryland.