Seeing life as it is takes center stage at Take 2, a collaborative exhibit featuring art from John Bonner and Michele Bonner. The show combines powerful urban scenes captured on canvas by John with colorful fiber arts sculptures by Michelle.
John Bonner grew up in Suffolk, England and was influenced by local 19th century landscape painter, John Constable. John’s work reflects the realistic styles of the early and mid 20th century. What his work truly does, however, is document an intrigue with everyday life. His East Coast Commuters ($2,800) is a combination of two images of New England train riders, painted in acrylic on cradled panel. This arrangement conjures a distinct picture of the many kinds of people we see every day. It seems to ask what their story is. [Read more…]