Bonnye Brown has developed an innovative use of padding in her paintings that fascinated me and gives them dimension. She has an affinity for the world of women as a subject for her art.
Riehlife: Bonnye, tell us about your show at Portfolio Gallery.
Bonnye Brown: I have about seven pieces of artwork in the show at Portfolio.
Mr. Powell is a long time friend of mine and the brother of the President of our art organization in Kansas City called The Light In The Other Room. I am the Vice President. We have about 15 professional artists in our organization and we show together in the metropolitan area and also around the country.
I believe the paint on a painting should be just as exciting as its subject matter. I try to master the medium that I work in as well the subject that I choose.
I use a variety of techniques in my paintings. One in particular that I have found a love for is knives. I have created a style of my own that is not easy to duplicate.