Anne Bonnyman is an artist based in Asheville, NC. She painted for many years while leading congregations as an Episcopal priest and now works full time in her mountain studio. She completed an undergraduate degree in Art History and studied painting in private studios in Nashville, Delaware and Boston. Anne has pursued continuing education courses at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. In recent years she has participated in plein air and studio workshops led by Lori Putnam and Tom Hughes, and has studied plein air painting in France. She works in oils, painting urban and natural landscapes.
CAROLINA HOME AND GARDEN
Anne Bonnyman’s love of [plein air painting] comes from [its] unpredictability. "The artist looks out at a complex landscape and must distill an overwhelming number of images into a coherent whole," goes her definition. She adds, "no matter how well I plan a plein air painting, I’m always surprised by the results. It’s as if the landscape passes through the artist and something about us both is communicated on the canvas. I love that element of mystery in the process."