Artist Statement / Resume


I am a painter who focuses on natural forms. Trees, leaves, and plants are what fascinate me, as well as how light affects both the forms, and our perception of them. I frequently paint houses and other man-made shapes, which live in the landscape, as we do.

Working in a standard landscape format, in close-up, or in a somewhat abstracted format, I wish to bring the viewer into my way of seeing these natural shapes.

Through oil paintings on canvas, pastel, encaustic on panels, and monotype printmaking, I try to convey to viewers my passion for the natural world.

Exhibits

2017

In Their Footsteps- Deborah Pierce Bonnell Paints Weir Farm, one-person exhibit at Greenwich Historical Society, Greenwich, CT

2015

A Walk in the Park, one person exhibit at Cos Cob Library, Cos Cob, CT

2014

Gardens on My Mind, one-person exhibit, The Gallery at Bistro Latino, Greenwich CT

 

Two Viewpoints 2-person exhibit at University of CT Stamford Art Gallery

2012

One person show, Beaux Arts Gallery Greenwich, CT

 

Spectrum 2012, New Canaan Art Society, Carriage Barn Art Center, New Canaan, CT

 

Greenwich Art Society Annual Juried Show, Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich, CT

2010

One person exhibit, Arcadia Cafe Old Greenwich, CT

2007

PMW Gallery Two person show Stamford, CT

2004

Flinn Gallery Invitational Chair Show Greenwich, CT

2002

Brooklyn Front Gallery Group Print Show Brooklyn, NY

2001

West End Gallery Two-person show Houston, TX

2000

PMW Gallery Two-person show Stamford, CT

1992

Hurlbutt Gallery Greenwich Art Society

 

Annual Members Juried Exhibit

 

Award for best pastel in show Greenwich, CT

1991

West End Gallery 3-person exhibit Houston, TX

1990

PMW Gallery Group Exhibit Stamford, CT

1987

Hurlbutt Gallery two-person exhibit Greenwich, CT

1985

PMW Gallery two-person exhibit Stamford, CT

Education and Residencies

1973

B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI

1992-2008

Various residencies at Vermont Studio Center Johnson, VT

2016

Artist in Residence, Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT