Rebecca Latham is in her studio surrounded by the artwork she’s creating. Her favorite household cat is curled up next to her keeping her warm... with a rolling purr. With her paintings in sight, you can feel the knobby pines, the downy swans, and the wiry coat on the fox kit as she brings them to life on canvas.
It is in this setting that Rebecca shares the journey that brought her here.
While Bonnie Latham was painting art to get ready for The Wonderful World of Wildlife event that is going on right now at Seaside Art Gallery, we found her in her studio and asked her a few questions about her career as an artist.
Here’s a look at a fun one-to-one chat with Bonnie.
Our experience began back in the 1960's or early 1970's when we first purchased a seascape by M Charles, followed by some smaller paintings by Mary Jane Hopkins. Later on some by Vernon Rollins then one by Barclays Sheaks for my wife's birthday , can't remember the exact date. We always stop in when visiting the area, wonderful place.
— Richard & Carole Hockman
Ms. Smith, it was a pleasure to drop by one of my favorite destinations on the Outer Banks. It is a thrill to see your business thriving still and that you took it over from your parents. I have been enjoying the gallery since the early 1970\'s. I purchased a beautiful and dramatic Dan Dunn painting from you last week. It will soon be on my wall. I am so pleased with it and with your services. You are a pro and it shows. Thanks so much!
— Keith Florence