July Featured Artist Michael Carson

Bonner David Galleries
July 2020 Featured Artist – Michael Carson
“Contemplative Moments”

Image of oil painting "Blue Flowers" by artist Michael Carson, on display at Bonner David Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona and New York

Michael Carson has been called the “post-millennial Toulouse-Lautrec.” Like the turn of the century French master, Carson is a self-described people watcher. He paints figures with a soft, sophisticated touch. His works summon a pensive, ethereal feeling in the viewer. His subjects seem absorbed in a world of contemplation and inward thinking.

Working loosely and spontaneously, Michael Carson makes every brushstroke count. His use of color and light contributes to the overall meditative mood of his paintings, although he allows the viewer to interpret meaning using their own experience. These captured moments and this focus on atmosphere make Carson’s art both personal and universal and appeals to an increasing number of collectors in the United States and abroad.


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Click to view artist Michael Carson's online show catalog, Bonner David Galleries July 2020


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We invite you to find a convenient time and click the link below to set up a memorable experience with artist Michael Carson. Scottdale’s art culture is thriving, and what better way is there to spend some time on a summer day than with a local treasure viewing some stunning art?

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On Display in New York

Image of oil painting "Fawn" by artist Michael Carson, on display at Bonner David Galleries in New York

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Bonner David Galleries has reopened! Please feel free to contact us: we can arrange for a private tour with proper social distancing. We can also take care of all the necessary details to safely deliver artwork to your home. We hope that you and your loved ones remain safe during these uncertain times, and that you will soon come and visit our lovely gallery spaces, both in Scottsdale and New York City.

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BONNER DAVID GALLERIES
7040 E. Main St. I Scottsdale, AZ 85251  
480. 941. 8500
22 E 81st Street #1 I  New York, NY 10028   
929. 226. 7800

June Featured Artist John Schieffer

June featured artist John Schieffer at Bonner David Galleries

What an incredible talent!  As the spotlight artist in the May 2020 Phoenix Home and Garden, John Schieffer has gained much notoriety, not only in Phoenix, but throughout the nation. His studio technique, his attention to detail, and his use of light all make each painting a first-class work of art. Add to that his subject matter of children’s toys, game tiles, even adult martini glasses and you truly have an artist who paints for all generations.
Best of all, John lives in the Phoenix area, and as our featured artist for June, will be available to meet those who appreciate his talent for a one-on-one private tour of his new exhibition, now hanging on the walls of Bonner David’s Scottsdale location. As we safely re-emerge from our shelter, this is the perfect time to return to Main Street with a purpose—to personally witness the work of a true cultural icon.  We invite you to find a convenient time and click the link below to set up a memorable experience with a dynamic artist. Scottdale’s art culture is thriving, and what better way is there to spend some time on a summer day than with a local treasure viewing some stunning art?


Set up your private artist-guided exhibit tour at our Scottsdale gallery


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Click below to view the online catalog:

Artist John Schieffer show catalog Bonner David Galleries June 2020

Bonner David Galleries has reopened in Scottsdale! Please feel free to contact us: we can arrange for a private tour with proper social distancing. We can also take care of all the necessary details to safely deliver artwork to your home. We hope that you and your loved ones remain safe during these uncertain times, and that you will soon come and visit our lovely gallery spaces, both in Scottsdale and New York City.


Set up a Private Tour at our Scottsdale Gallery


Set up a Private Tour at our New York Gallery


BONNER DAVID GALLERIES
7040 E. Main St. I Scottsdale, AZ 85251  
480. 941. 8500
22 E 81st Street #1 I  New York, NY 10028   
929. 226. 7800

Mothers Are The Best

Mothers Are The Best
Artist Jane Jones oil on canvas painting "Crimson Evening", at Bonner David Galleries

There are many ways to show your love and appreciation for Mother’s Day. In our western tradition, it is customary to bring mother flowers.
May we suggest that this year, you offer your mother flowers that will last forever? The enclosed online catalog features selected works of our most talented female artists. We have no doubt that you will find a floral painting that will please your mom.

An original painting will show her how much you care… and these flowers will never wilt!

All of us at Bonner David Galleries wish you a warm, wonderful, and joy-filled Mother’s Day!

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online catalog of artwork from Bonner David Galleries, handpicked for mom, click to view catalog

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New in New York!
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Artist Holly Wilson video preview, click to view

Schedule a Private Viewing at Bonner David Boutique New York

Image of painting by artist Claudia Hartley, "Red, Yellow and Blue", at Bonner David Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona

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BONNER DAVID GALLERIES
7040 E. Main St. I Scottsdale, AZ 85251  
480-941-8500  Map
22 E 81st Street #1 I  New York, NY 10028   
929-226-7800  Map

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Gail Morris’ new exhibit, “Elements of Earth”

Gail Morris
“Elements of Earth” | New works
Bonner David Galleries | Scottsdale

Oil painting by aritst Gail Morris, titled "Reflections", on display at Bonner David Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona, April 16-May18, 2020

Just in time for this spring season of renewal and hope, we’ve received eight stunning new paintings from Gail Morris for her “Elements of Earth” show scheduled for next week.  While circumstances do not permit our original artist reception, we’ve beautifully hung the pieces in our gallery space and they make such a statement. Until we can unveil the actual show, we want you to have a chance to view and collect these works, so we’ve created a virtual exhibit in a flipbook format. You can view Gail Morris’ virtual exhibit flipbook here.

We are still periodically at the gallery, so you can feel free to contact us there by email. We can arrange for a private social distance tour and take care of all the necessary details to ensure safe delivery to your home.  Gail has been working tirelessly for this show and we’re proud to bring it to you, even if in a little different format. Our hope is that you and your loved ones remain safe during these uncertain times and that we’ll soon welcome you back to our lovely gallery spaces, both in Scottsdale and New York.

Here is a quick peek of this stunning exhibit from Gail Morris on display at Bonner David Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona:

Click below to view virtual exhibits in flipbook format:

Gail Morris Exhibit Catalog, Bonner David Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ
Dyana Hesson Exhibit Catalog, Bonner David Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ
Romona Youngquist Exhibit Catalog, Bonner David Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ
Hunt Slonem Exhibit Catalog, Bonner David Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ

 

Announcing the Opening of Bonner David Art Boutique in New York

After 17 successful years in Scottsdale, Bonner David Galleries announces the opening of their newest dual concept gallery Bonner David Art Boutique, located just steps from the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 22 E. 81St. in the heart of museum mile.  Representing the finest contemporary artists and noted traditional artists, the gallery epitomizes the highest standards for collecting fine art.

Founding partners Christi Bonner Manuelito and Clark David Olson are pleased to partner with Rebecca Rosenfield (M.A. Sotheby’s), previously of Bonhams, who will be the gallery director. Featuring Los Angeles based Catalan artist Quim Bove’, San Francisco’s Gail Morris, widely collected abstract artist Max Hammond, figurative painter Michael Carson along with New York’s Hunt Slonem the gallery symbolizes excellence in cutting edge contemporary art. Represented in their world-class traditional collection are well-known landscape artists Gary Ernest Smith and Romona Youngquist along with British figurative artist Peregrine Heathcote and a full range of Shona sculpture from Zimbabwe.

Their knowledgeable staff are skilled at assisting connoisseurs of fine art from the novice to the most seasoned art lovers.  Offering a welcoming and relaxed setting, Bonner David values their collectors and art consultants offer confidential recommendations about acquiring, locating and installing their priceless fine art. The partners at Bonner David truly understand the importance of variety, uniqueness and personalization of the art purchase.

Rebecca Rosenfield
Gallery Director Bonner David New York

For serious interest, contact the gallery at 929-226-7800, contact Rebecca, or visit the gallery.

 

 

BONNER DAVID NEW YORK
22 E 81 St. #1, New York, NY 10028
929. 226. 7800

BONNER DAVID GALLERIES
7040 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480. 941. 8500

 

“Peregrination” New Works by Peregrine Heathcote

“Peregrination”
Peregrine Heathcote

December 13, 2019-January 13, 2020
Special Artist and Show Opening Reception: Friday, December 27, 2019
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm


Location: Bonner David Galleries

Call 480-941-8500 or Email art@bonnerdavid.com for More Details

Peregrine Heathcote is known for his paintings that jump across the boundaries of time and take you into a new era with modern conceptions of beauty. Internationally collected, we invite you to see his latest paintings featuring the luxurious life of a bygone era.

“Peregrination” opens Friday, December 27, from 6-8 pm. Reservations required, please call us at (480) 941-8500 or email us to inquire about RSVP availability.

Peregrine Heathcote's "Lift-Off!" (image)

Joseph Lorusso | “Scenes From the City”

Nationally known figurative artist Joseph Lorusso will have his debut show with Bonner David Galleries on Thursday, January 21, from 6-9pm. His paintings depict the natural beauty, intrigue, and romance of urban life. “As with any new work, I am interested in the reaction from the viewer. My work is mostly narrative in nature – the viewer’s interpretation is meaningful,” Joseph says. “These works have an edginess and ephemeral quality that I’ve been having fun exploring.” With this show, Lorusso is venturing into cityscapes, trying to keep them loose yet atmospheric and powerful.

Although he is not a stranger to Scottsdale, Lorusso is eager to exhibit his latest body of work in a new setting.  Collectors will recognize his poignant, familiar style and should be delighted to experience his insights into the simplicity and complexity of everyday relationships. His show will be hanging in our gallery from January 21 to February 9, so make sure you stop in between now and then to take your favorite piece of his home!

Ellen: The Little Girl Who Found Her Voice

ellen-book-front-coverEllen Skidmore has always had trouble communicating. Her speech impediment prevented her from expressing herself, which lead to a lot of sadness for a long time. Ellen said, “All my life I have had great difficulty trying to understand the underlying nature of my existence. For a long time, I looked outside myself for connection, direction and validation. I searched and struggled with this until I could go on no more and felt my spirit was broken.”

In college, Skidmore started looking into art therapy and found a professor who really challenged her. She found that painting was the place where she was at peace. “Part of the painting process is to paint your pain and it somehow morphs into beauty,” Ellen explains, “I could paint something really sad and someone could say ‘oh my god, that just makes me so happy.'” Ellen found happiness in painting, and she really wanted to share that with people.

When thinking of how she could share her own story of accepting herself, she thought about creating a children’s book. “My own story came out in a flurry,” she remembers, “Making the book was a labor of love and it’s been very cathartic.”

Ellen wants her own story to inspire children to be more accepting of themselves. She said, “I’m just really hopeful that it will be inspiring to children, and girls especially, I want them to be captain of their own ship.” Writing her book, Ellen was able to reflect on how painting has changed her own view of herself.

Ellen is debuting a new show this week with an opening reception on Thursday, December 17th, from 6-9pm. We are so excited to see her book and her latest works on display at our gallery! You can learn more about Ellen and her remarkable story through this video.

Scottdale’s Anniversary ArtWalk Exhibition:

“Away from Here” | Max Hammond

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“The Watcher” | 16″ x 20″ | oil on panel

Bonner David Galleries is excited to be featuring a solo show and artist reception will debut during the Anniversary ArtWalk on October 22nd, from 6-9pm. The show, featuring Max Hammond, who is been with us for more than 10 years, is titled, “Away From Here.”

In this series, Hammond draws from his dreams to create his abstract scenes. He says, “I find myself pausing at dream memories, having to remind myself they are dream memories and not something that really happened.” His paintings have a hazy, dreamlike quality to them that allow you to feel as if you’re in his dreams with him. “Most dreams are forgotten quickly, but sometimes a dream will come along with such vividness that it sears memories as clear as waking images. I feel as though I’ve met some of these imaginary people.”

Hammond paints his abstracts through layers, often during 6-10 different painting sessions. He plays off each session, sometimes enriching previous layers, sometimes adding a layer that opposes the previous, balancing and pushing limits of previous layers. Contrast is where he has made his home for this show, with more texture and saturation against chromatic grey.

Hammond’s pieces for his solo show are vivid and stunning. The range in color in his work is a testament to how vibrant he wants these scenes to be. The images, although abstract, allow you to step right into them and feel the scene, as if you were really there. Hammond’s solo show will be on display from October 22 – November 17, 2015.

Click “Attending” on the event page for more details and sneak peaks to come!

Copper & Bronze

image001Benjamin Shamback and Nathan Fischer both use metal as a central part of their art, yet the way they put it to use is drastically different.

Shamback creates beautiful floral still life paintings with oil on copper. His work beams with color, as he considers himself a colorist, first and foremost. His dynamic coloration of a simple bouquet of orchids or day lilies with richly toned backdrops result in stunning pieces that embrace the elegance of the style of old masters in a way that is refreshingly contemporary and unique for our current day.

During a recent visit to the Art Institute of Chicago, Shamback was able to see the work of three artists who have directly inspired his latest show; Fantin Latour, Chaim Soutine and Simon Chardin. “All three achieve what I’m looking for in my paintings in completely different ways and I find their solutions to the problem of painting very inspiring.”

This year Shamback’s work is in a larger scale, setting him apart from others who paint on copper, as works on copper are traditionally done on a very small scale. However, Shamback states that his desire to go larger has to do with their “physicality” and the physical presence that can be achieved by a bigger painting, reminding the viewer that a painting is not just about imagery, and “these paintings are not about flowers.”

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Nathan Fischer utilizes a very different approach to creating his work. He uses minerals and chemicals which react with the metal to change the surface color of the metal, creating a patina color, allowing for an intriguing creative process. However, this process can prove to be equally challenging, as the minerals can have a mind of their own, often reacting in unexpected ways. Yet this challenge is a part of the creative process Fischer has come to embrace as he continually experiments with ways of applying his solutions to achieve new and exciting results.

Fischer is drawn to the “interplay of elements,” which in inspires the work he cursive 32x20creates, alluding to where water meets land or land meets air, then elaborating on the colors and patterns found there. By implementing natural colors and textures he finds something we can all relate to, then adds an element of intrigue. His focus is on capturing “experiences and natural elements that will not expire.”

The result are stunning works of art that seem to dance in the light. Full of depth, texture and intrigue, they make a statement with a bold presence that fills the space they occupy.

“Copper & Bronze” will open on Thursday, October 3, with a special artist reception from 6-9 pm. The show will hang in the gallery  through October 21st, and then will be moved to Bonner David North | Baker, for an encore show beginning October 24th.