Village introduces art exhibit
Published 10:39 am Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The Village at Woods Edge recently introduced an Art Exhibit featuring local artists and their work. The exhibit stretches the hallway from the Resident Gymnasium to Asa’s Neighborhood, featuring a new exhibit every few months.
Currently on display are the works from local folk artist, Bonnie Greene. She paints in a primitive style, using bright colors in her inventive paintings, which almost always have a bright sun and blue sky in the picture.
Bonnie became interested in art while in high school, and began sketching while on family vacations to the beach, drawing the waves, and finding a love of the landscape.
She taught herself to draw using art books she purchased at the Hunterdale Hardware store, but life got busy and she did not draw or paint for a long time while going to school and raising two children.
After a long hiatus Bonnie returned to art in her fifties and joined the Blackwater Artist League.
With the encouragement of the members and mentor, Nancy Stutts, she began working seriously, developing her unique style and continually improving and exploring new subject matter.
Sometimes using photos that her father, Carl Clark, took of historical sites and buildings, such as churches and old homes, most of her art relates to places and events in her life.
She has tried working with various materials, but for the moment finds that oil pastels allow her to work in the bright, intense colors that she enjoys.
Having lived in Franklin for many years, she has recently moved to Manassas, where she lives with her daughter, Jennifer, her husband and two children.
She is exploring the many opportunities for continuing with her art, taking classes and becoming involved with art groups there, but continues to keep in touch with her Blackwater Artist League friends.