Bonnie Koenig is an abstract landscape painter with over 35 years of experience in painting. Her formal education in fine arts began at the University of Texas, Austin, and was completed at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. Bonnie’s early work focused on realist landscapes, then took a leap toward abstraction when a professor at UK challenged her to begin feeling what she painted, and to experiment with different techniques, the use of color, and unconventional tools.
Today, Bonnie is fearless. Her “tools” include trowels, kitchen spatulas, string and thread to create interesting layers; with a spatula or brayer she may add or subtract paint. Carefully developing her compositions and patiently layering her colors, Bonnie creates a sense of place and mood in her paintings. Her works are inspired by nature and daringly experimental.