Bonnie Steinsnyder
Medium: Painting and Drawing

Studio Location:
540 President Street (Spaceworks 2nd Floor)
Studio # 15, lower level



Artist Bio:
Bonnie Steinsnyder's solo exhibitions include the Lasdon Park and Arboretum, Loring Gallery, MA, the Arsenal Gallery, NY and Rittenhouse Fine Art, PA. Collections include the Museum of the City of NY, Marsh and McLennan Securites, the Brooklyn Marriot, and many private collections She received her MFA from Queens College and her BA from Smith College. She currently teaches at the 92nd St Y and the West Side YMCA. Bonnie is from Miami, FL: her love of lush color and dramatic plants comes from her tropical beginnings. She now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and young daughter.

Artist Statement:
My paintings explore the beautiful effects achieved through watercolor. The glow of light bounces back through the color. Manipulated paint can achieve wonderfully intricate textures. The illusion of form, depth and atmosphere is created through flow and stroke of the brush. And while gravity is my enemy in most things, I can use it to sheet watercolor across an area of paper to paint without a brushstroke.
My current subject matter is orchids; the delicacy of petals, surface decorations and bold shapes exist on paper as excuses to play in the paint.

All images and text copyright Bonnie Steinsnyder