Bonnita Budysz

Bonnita Budysz painting by the water

Radiant color, lush luminosity, and the bravura brushstrokes of the Russian Impressionist tradition are hallmarks of Bonnita’s joyfully vibrant style. Her highly acclaimed, internationally awarded paintings are widely exhibited and sought after by private and corporate collectors, fine galleries, and museums alike, including the Cultural Galleries in Petropavlosvsk, Russia, the Pasadena Museum of California Art, and the Rahr-West Art Museum near her Wisconsin home.

Her paintings consistently garner prestigious awards at the American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, and the Pastel Society of the West Coast; the Portrait Society of America newsletter regularly features her figurative and portrait pieces; she is an invited out-of-state Artist Member of the California Art Club. “International Artist Magazine”, “American Artist”,”Art of the West”, and “Wisconsin Trails” have chosen to showcase her work and inspired way of going. Bonnita spearheaded a 3 museum venue exhibition, “Farm Stories: Studies of a Disappearing Landscape”, including a video documentary interviewing 4 generations of farmers which referenced historical / preservation issues in her community. As Founder and Artistic Director of the ecologically sensitive plein air painting group, the Water’s Edge Artists, she continues to champion conservation causes.

Bonnita paints plein air year-round primarily in her native Wisconsin, the Southwest and California, as well as abroad to Ireland, Italy and England. She describes her embrace of nature thus: “Painting from life raises my level of involvement with nature– feet in snow, face in sun!  There is something glorious and vital about being in the elements and that exuberance is translated unto the canvas as no other experience can be.”  As an innovative educator for 40+ years, Bonnita shares her love of art by conducting popular workshops; by exhibiting locally, nationally and internationally; and by demonstrating and lecturing at prestigious learning institutions worldwide.

Bonnita is represented in Wisconsin by River Edge Galleries in Mishicot .

Also at Robert Ray Gallery, in Algoma, Wisconsinhttp:http:http:

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