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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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

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

 

Dyana Hesson “True Blue Arizona” The Arizona Highways Collection

Dyana Hesson
“True Blue Arizona” The Arizona Highways Collection
Bonner David Galleries
7040 E Main Street, Scottsdale, Arizona
Call 480-941-8500 or Email for more information

Due to the ever-changing conditions in our state and world, this has necessitated us to postpone our incredible Dyana Hesson exhibit. Obviously, this disappoints us all as Dyana has put such work into this show! We will, however, still hang the show and below are a number of ways to see it: 
1 Window shop, we will leave the lights on, feel free to peer in.
2 Contact us for a private tour should you want a closer look.
3 Look online and in your inbox for more photographs & video.

In the meantime, we are here to assist you. We will announce a new date soon, obviously, details for this are pending instruction we receive about the safety conditions to gathering again.

Dyana Hesson “True Blue Arizona” The Arizona Highways Collection at Bonner David Galleries (image)

 

In late spring, some friends and I went to a cabin in the woods in Prescott. We cooked, antique shopped, and of course, hiked. There are some wonderful trails in Prescott, along creeks, among the pinons and under the pine trees. It was on one of those hikes that we spied this beautiful mound of Echinocereus triglochidiatus glowing on a bank, nestled among the pine needles and boulders. It demanded a closer look.

While I was on this trip, I got the call that my dad was not doing so well. There was nothing I could do, and I was so far away. My friends listened to me, cried with me, prayed with me. And that’s what good friends do. They are like shining lights at the end of a dark tunnel. The beauty these cactus blooms will always remind me of their love and care.

Dyana Hesson 2020

Dyana Hesson's "Friends in the Woods, Claret Cup Cactus Blooms" (image of painting)

 

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“Painterly Memories” New Works by Romona Youngquist

“Painterly Memories”
Romona Youngquist
March 6-March 23, 2020

Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 2020
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: Bonner David Galleries | Scottsdale, Arizona
Call 480-941-8500 or Email for more details

View “Painterly Memories” Exhibit Catalog 2020

There is something inherently romantic about Romona Youngquist’s paintings. Her pastoral scenes, often picturing a lonely farmhouse in the midst of a breathtaking landscape, are reminders of the Arcadian delights celebrated by Virgil in Ancient Rome. They also show, in a very subtle way, our place within creation, and are a humbling reminder that humanity can live in harmony with nature.
Each of Romona Younquist’s paintings is a symphony, an ode to nature and its beauty. Through strong design, rigorous composition, and the effective use of contrast, Youngquist creates or re-creates peaceful and uplifting scenes. Her paintings invite the viewer into a place they want to stay or return over and over. Each offers universal serenity and a feeling of homecoming.
Youngquist’s paintings nurture the soul. Nature, as a comforting source of physical and spiritual sustenance, is depicted with modulated tonalities and balanced proportions. Youngquist uses a limited palette and mixes every hue with extreme care while allowing splashes of vibrant colors to instill energy and guide the eye. Very few living painters have been able to achieve such aesthetic balance. This is why Romona Youngquist is so admired, so talked about, and so collected, both nationally and internationally.

Romona’s show will be on display until March 23rd, 2020.

Romona Younquist's painting "Dusky Glow" (image)

Claudia Hartley: The Emotional Potency of Color

“From Sunrise to Moonrise”
Claudia Hartley
February 6-February 18, 2020

Special Artist Reception:
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Location: Bonner David Galleries
Call 480-941-8500 or Email for more details

Claudia Hartley’s

paintings are incredibly “happy.” They are also undoubtedly colorful. Her landscapes are an unrestrained celebration of life and nature. Originally from the South, Claudia Hartley now lives in Arizona and paints the desert. Her work has the structure of traditional, idealized landscapes, but with an entirely contemporary aesthetic (staccato brushworks and non naturalistic, expressive colors).

Hartley considers herself a fauvist, synthesizing the techniques of pointillism and post-impressionism. She mostly applies her masterful skills to depict landscapes of the Southwest. Her paintings are an hyphen between impressionism and abstraction in which color is completely set free. In tune with nature, Claudia Hartley uses intense color as a vehicle for representing mood, light, and space. She has mastered the emotional potency of color, and her paintings convey both passion and happiness.

Claudia Hartley is featured in the February issue of the American Art Collector and Phoenix Home & Garden magazine.

Claudia Hartley (artwork image) “Grand Canyon Moonglow” 60”x48” acrylic on canvas $7,200

Bone Appetite

ernie lgOn Thursday, April 10th, the Scottsdale Gallery Association is dedicating its first ever Scottsdale Art Walk to our four-legged friends. Bonner David Galleries has long been in support of our furry family members and is excited to join in the celebration of dogs. That night, we will be featuring the distinctive work of Ron Burns, who has become famous for depicting ‘furever best friends’ of all kinds. From search and rescue dogs and shelter dogs, to portraits of loved pets, past and present, he has a keen eye for capturing the souls of our favorite animals.

During the night, we will also have donations from Bentley’s Biscuts, who create healthy and tasty treats that dogs simply love. Join us from 7:00 – 9:00 pm of April 10th, for a night dedicated to our pets who hold a special place in our hearts.

“Storytellers”

IMG_6945_edited webFor Scottsdale’s Native Artwalk, Bonner David Galleries has a spectacular show featuring two native artists, Painter Nocona Burgess and the our newest sculptor artist,  Holly Wilson. Together their works express two different ways of carrying on traditional and their works are both inspired and informed by stories of their histories, culture and beliefs.

Nocona Burgess, who is Comanche, uses accents of highly saturated colors in unexpected way to create the portraits of the real-life people from his heritage, those from the history of art and the animals he that filled the stories he heard as a child. His unique style blends the an often monochromatic figure, which vaguely resembles the black and white photo he may have used as inspiration with bold, unmistakable pops of vivid color, leaving his own mark on the pasts that inspire him.

image001Holly Wilson, Cherokee/Delaware, creates incredibly intricate, bronze and wood sculptures inspired by a mixture of observed human emotion and the legends of her background. Using the traditional lost wax method, Wilson creates each of her sculptures as one of a kind pieces, singular in edition, as she believes that each work of art has a unique spirit that can not be duplicated.

The show will open February 27, 2014 and remain on display until March 17, 2014. On Thursday, February 27, from 6-9 pm there will be a special artists reception to open the exhibit. This stunning show is one you do not want to miss, so come and join us for a night of exquisite art.

“Western Wonders”

Botanical painter Dyana Hesson and Landscape artist Claudia Hartley are coming together, once again at Bonner David Galleries to present their latest show, “Western Wonders.” Though their styles are drastically different, Hesson’s larger-than-life blooms contrast beautifully with the colorful, impressionistic landscapes of Hartley, both with work that captures the essence the wonders of the southwest.

SpringIntoAction24x36Dyana Hesson never fails to see the beauty in desert flora, often visiting the Desert Botanical Gardens to capture fleeting cacti blossoms and a wide array of succulents that will inspire future paintings. She then enlarges the scale of each flower to fill the entirety of her canvases, isolating its individual beauty and uniqueness. Additionally, Hesson will debut a new series of her much loved conversation roses.

WhiteSnow&AspenYellowClaudia Hartley has a keen eye for deciphering the colors of a landscape, which translates seamlessly to her vivid paintings. Though she now lives in most of the year in South Carolina to be closer to family, she spends several weeks of the year in Arizona, finding inspiration for new paintings and re-invigoration from the desert, which she loves dearly.

This gorgeous show opens on February 6, 2014, with a special artists reception that night from 6-9 pm. The show will hang in the gallery through February 17th and then move to Bonner David North, located in the Baker Showroom, for an encore show, “Encore to Western Wonders.”

Eric Bowman “Personal Space”

Blue Benediction (24x30) panelEric Bowman’s paintings focus on the many perspectives of everyday life and human emotion. From backstage scenes of ballerina’s stretching and getting in costume, to performers lost in the height of a song, his newest show features a variety of ways to view the term, “personal space.” He has the ability to portray these intimate scenes in a delicate way that embraces the grace, intensity, passion and fleeting nature of the moment.

Nationally awarded, Eric Bowman’s work can be found in private and public collections worldwide. His latest work comprises a beautiful and eye-catching must see show, which opens on January 23, 2014 until February 3, 2014. There will be a special opening reception on Thursday, January 23, from 6-9pm. Join for an evening of art celebrating people being people.