December 03, 2020
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.
How long have you been painting?
“Ever since I could remember!”
What is your favorite animal to paint, and why?
“I love them all. I'd have to say owls are amazing. Their eyes are so captivating.”
Where is a favorite place you’ve traveled to see wildlife?
“It’s hard to pick just one. I love birds. So, along the flyway is really neat to observe them migrating. I've enjoyed visiting the East coast, the Teton area, and Florida.”
Why do you make this type of art? Why are you drawn to this subject?
“I am a very detailed oriented person. Working with watercolors allows me to depict the detail and depth I'm looking to achieve with my work.
“Growing up we were always outside with nature. Camping, hiking, skiing, photography etc. We would frequently be working with the raptor center or nature center. So, it's kinda in my blood.”
What does your artwork represent? Does your art represent something about you?
“We work from our own references. So, being there observing the animals in person. My experiences.”
What inspires you? What connection do you have to your art?
“My love of animals is the easy answer. My connection would also be the feel of it, details, the light and mood as well.”
“My art is a part of who I am. It just is.”
What art do you most identify with?
“Something that draws you in and good design flow.
“As in artists, I'm inspired by. (Johannes) Vermeer is a main one.”
What work do you most enjoy doing?
“I really enjoy the highly detailed part, and just playing with color.”
Thanks for coming to meet Bonnie. Come take a look at her exquisite art. She painted it just for you and for this event, The Wonderful World of Wildlife. The event is going on right now now through December 26, 2020.
Oh! And one more thing…
For this Holiday event only… you get free shipping on any Latham art… no matter how many pieces you buy! That’s an amazing deal for this amazing art!
Have fun! And enjoy this beautiful show.
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