My adventure with monoprints and monotypes began in 2004 in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico, after a lifetime of drawing and painting. I love the sensuality of the materials and the immediacy of the final image. The mysterious surprises that are unlocked in my relationship to the ink, plate, and paper help me to gain insights into the direction of my work as a whole.
In my black and white monotypes, I use a particular method which is known as “dark field” or “subtractive”. This method - which involves lifting the ink away from the plate - is a subtractive process, and is an exciting and challenging form of printmaking for me. It is also exacting because there is only one chance to print the plate onto the paper. Once printed, the image on the plate is gone forever.

Bonnie’s formal art education includes Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art where she was certified as an art teacher. She continue to take art courses and workshops throughout the New England Area. Her work has been accepted into numerous juried shows, including; the Cambridge Art Association, the Concord Art Association, the Decordova Museum, and the Monoprint Guild of New England. Bonnie has taught and demonstrated Gelli Plate printing at The Jewish Community Center, the Newton Art Association, and the Newton Center for Adult Education.