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Texas Hill Country Artist Spotlight on Bonnie Mann

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Reclaiming passion is not always easy to do, but artist Bonnie Mann has succeeded in a way which benefits so many who live in and visit the Texas Hill Country. Creating still life paintings in oil and featuring beautiful portrayals of light, this artist succeeds with her work in making the ordinary heightened to surprising, delicate, and evoking art. After being away from the art world for many years, Bonnie is now a Carriage House Gallery Artist in Boerne. She devotes her hours to painting in her studio and greeting visitors to the gallery. She is a member of Oil Painters of America, Boerne Professional Artists, American Women Artists, National Oil and Acrylic Society, and River Art Group, as well as a co-owner of Carriage House Gallery of Artists. We recently caught up with Bonnie for an interview, between her time participating in the Kiwanas Western Art Show, Boerne Parade of Artists, Hill Country Invitational, and New Braunfels Art League juried show.

THC: When did you begin to work professionally as an artist?

Bonnie Mann: I began my professional work in art after retiring from the corporate world in 2003. I have always enjoyed art from the time I was a young child. I studied briefly in the 1970s off campus, with an art instructor associated with the University of Texas, Austin, receiving instruction in drawing and painting in oils. That was the beginning of my passion for oil painting.

THC: Who are your biggest influences?

Bonnie Mann: My biggest influence with regard to my style of painting is David Leffel, known for his representational paintings and the capture of light. I admire many artists and have studied with many through classes and workshops.

THC: What is your typical medium?

Bonnie Mann: My medium is oil. I paint exclusively with oils with a goal of learning all that can be accomplished with oils, from brush strokes to color.

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