Karen Bonnie
Ruidoso, New Mexico

Karen paints her subjects with expression that can only be learned from a lifetime of shared experience with them. “When I paint animals, it is as important to me to capture their movement, emotion, and their individual essence as it is to get their structure correct. The viewer should feel a connection with the subject”.

 

“I do a detailed charcoal and dry brush drawing, then use glazing, oil paint and oil bars to achieve the desired result, leaving just a trace of the original drawing showing through so the viewer is able to understand something of the process.”

 

Karen was the recipient of the Ralph “Tuffy" Berg Award at the 2004 CM Russell Show and Sale in 2004.

Wrangler Rough Cut Gem Demure  
Wrangler
Oil
22x28
4950.
Rough Cut Gem
Oil
14x11
1750.
Demure
Oil
12x9
1350.
 
Lacey Any Bit of Shade Downtime Rocky Trail to Water
Lacey
Oil
12x9
SOLD
Any Bit of Shade
Oil
10x8
SOLD
Downtime
Oil
30x40
SOLD
Rocky Trail to Water
Oil
24x36
SOLD
Gulliver Feral Burros After the Storm Zorro Sweet Future
Gulliver
Oil
10x8
SOLD
Feral Burros After the Storm
Oil
6x12
SOLD
Zorro
Oil
10x8
SOLD
Sweet Future
Oil
10x8
SOLD
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