Bonita Predny                                                                   Tel. 510 222 9317   

4627 Meadowbrook Drive                                         bpredny@comcast.net

Richmond, CA  94803                                               Website: www.bckat/bonita.htm

 

 

Artist’s Statement

 

Many of my paintings are from sketches that I’ve done at open air concerts and on my travels, especially my trip to Beijing, China.  I bring my sketchbook with me whenever I think I’ll need to pass the time, and I hope my pictures convey the atmosphere on that particular day when I was enjoying the people in their natural surroundings.

 

My favorite subject to paint is people.  Although the paintings are representational, I like to use the paint so you can see the brushstrokes and the layers of paint that created the image.  I use acrylic paints, however adding gloss gel medium to the paint gives the paint a transparency and adds a luster similar to oil paint. 

 

I’ve also enjoyed painting California landscapes.  I got the inspiration from a road trip to LA one stormy day.  I’ve added a lot of water to my paint to give the impression that you are looking through the drips on a car window as you speed along the highway.

 

Exhibits

 

June 2006 – Café Espresso Roma, Berkeley (group show)

June 2006 – East Bay Open Studios at Barrett Hillside Studio

December 2005 – Richmond Art Center Holiday Arts Festival

July 2005 – Richmond Art Center Student Show

June 2005 – West County Conservatory of the Arts Festival

Fall 2004 – Richmond Art Center Members Only Show

September 2004 – Café Espresso Roma, Berkeley (group show)

April 2004 – Café Espresso Roma, Berkeley (solo show)

Summer 2004 – Richmond Art Center Student Show

June 2003 – West County Conservatory of the Arts Festival

June 2003 – East Bay Open Studios at Barrett Hillside Studio

December 2002 – Richmond Art Center Holiday Arts Festival

June 2002 – East Bay Open Studios at Barrett Hillside Studio

 

Art Education

 

The Art Institute of Chicago

The Richmond Art Center