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

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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

 

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
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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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Dyana Hesson keeps on Exhibiting

Hesson's paintings on display at the Mayo Clinic are in the gallery on the first floor of the hospital by the outpatient waiting room.

Hesson’s paintings on display at the Mayo Clinic are in the gallery on the first floor of the hospital by the outpatient waiting room.

On the heels of her successful 25th anniversary show and publication of her book Radiance, gallery favorite Dyana Hesson has opened a new exhibition at the Mayo Clinic at 5777 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix. Mayo Clinic is internationally known as a front-runner in healthcare and their selection of Dyana to showcase her work by their outpatient waiting area is another indication of their leadership.

Should you have occasion to visit Mayo, make sure you make a point to see Dyana’s work which will be on display through the end of October. Also mark your calendar for her annual show, opening April 20, 2017 with Claudia Hartley, entitled “Near and Far.”

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The old adage is true, as the rains of April have brightened the walls of Bonner David Galleries with flowers of all kinds.  Hyper-realist floral painter Jane Jones provides new work rendering the flowers she loves to tend in her own garden.  Dyana Hesson, known for her larger than life desert botanicals, showcases some of her favorite blossoms of the West.  Still life artist Cary Ennis has created classical works that lovers of traditional art will love and crave and Benjamin Shamback who also paints traditional still life’s but on copper, his work always demands a second look.   In addition, guest artist, Victoria Herrera will debut on the walls of Bonner David, with her moody and ethereal flowers. The varying styles of each artist complement each other to create a beautiful array of florals throughout the gallery space. The show opens with a special reception on Thursday May 8, 2014 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The show will hang in the gallery through June 5, 2014. Celebrating Mother’s Day has never been as much fun as with these lovely flowers of art that will never wilt.

Dyana Hesson “Western Wonders” Charity Event

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Each year, Dyana Hesson makes an effort to make her show more than just an event about art, but also about making the world a better place. To do so, a special preview and fundraiser will be held on Friday, February 7, 2014 from 6-8 pm. At the event hors d’ouevres and wine will be served. Additionally, a raffle will be held for a chance to win “Autumn Rose.”

All proceeds from the night will benefit Show Hope whose mission is to provide financial grants to adoptive families so that waiting orphans can have a loving home.  Grant recipients from past years will be in attendance and all families are welcome to attend.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online here, as well as at the door.

“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.”

Dyana Hesson “Up Close and Personal”

Blush Flower #1 24x48Dyana Hesson has been painting beautiful close-ups of flowers for years. However, this year, with her show “Up Close and Personal,” which opens on February 14th at 6pm, it’s a little more personal. With each sale, Hesson will donate a portion to Show Hope.

“Imagine you are standing at the edge of 50 acres of land looking at 10 million blooming flowers.  Rows of red, yellow, pink, fuchsia, coral, orange, gold, blush, and white racing out ahead of you like ribbons in the wind. At times, the intensity of the colors is so great it’s helpful to remove your gaze and fix it on the monotonous blue of the Pacific Ocean near by.  The prospect of experiencing something so vast is overwhelming. There is a desire to get up close and personal with each bloom, but that’s not possible. Walking away in not an option.  It’s time’s to dive in.  

“This was my Easter Morning at the Carlsbad Flower Fields in California in 2012.  I had seen the fields on TV and in photos, but nothing prepared me for the enormity and intensity of these fields.  Immediately I though of how I could paint a whole show on these flowers, but how?  One flower at a time.

“Now imagine you are standing in front of the 153 million orphans of the world.  Children who through no fault of their own are parent-less. Red, yellow, black and white, from all nations.  The enormity of the problem is overwhelming.  It would be easier to look away.

“How can you make a difference, how can you get up close and personal with each child?

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“Adoption is personal to me. Mine is a life that was forever changed when the Walker family took me home to be in their family.   I will always be eternally thankful for the sacrifice my biological parents made, and the commitment my parents made all those years ago.

“This year, I am honoring orphans with this show.  When you look at these blooms, think of the children of the world needing care or waiting for a home.   If you take a painting home with you, you may have the honor of naming it, whatever you’d like, and I will donate a portion of your sale to “Show Hope” that helps families with their adoption costs.

“One flower at a time.  One child at a time.  It’s personal.”

-Dyana Hesson

On Friday, February 15th, from 6-8pm, there will be a special preview night benefiting Show Hope- Bringing Hope to Orphans. During this event, there will be champagne, live music and raffle items. Tickets will be sold at the door for $20 with cash or check, or you can purchase advance tickets.

Her show will be hanging in the gallery until February 28th, so we hope to see you in the gallery, so you can see these beautiful works of art for yourself!

Please visit our website to see all of her new paintings, or view the PDF of her 2013 show brochure: UpCloseandPersonal

Holiday Treasures

It’s the holiday season again and Downtown Scottsdale Artwalk is getting in the holiday spirit, too with a special “Holiday Treasures Artwalk.” To celebrate in our own way, Bonner David galleries will have an opening for our small works show. The show will include small works by many of our gallery artists, perfect little treasures to take home or surprise that special someone for the holidays.

Among the new pieces, there will be a collection of precious little Liz Tran mixed media works, of georgeous little dresses; each piece with a personality of its own.

Landscape artist, Claudia Hartley, will also being hanging new works for the occasion. Stunning scenes of her travels to Jerome and Sedona, these pieces brim with vibrant color and exciting scenes of nature’s wonders.

Jane Jones, known for her striking floral still lifes, will showcase two new works on Dec. 6th. Painted with keen precision, her “Summer Sweets” I and II, are beautiful gems, of glittering glass, delictiable desserts and her classic elegant flowers.

Also, at our Holiday Treasures Show, Dyana Hessen will deature her “12 ‘Dy’s’ of Christmas, a series of 12 miniature paintings of beautiful rose close-ups. The inspiriation for the series came from the history of Christmas itself.

 

The 12 “Dy’s” of Christmas: 12   5×5 oil on panel paintings of roses, celebrating the tradition of giving.

 The 12 Days of Christmas were declared a religious holiday throughout Europe in 562.  The holiday was celebrated from Christmas Day, December 25th until Epiphany on January 6th. (Epiphany was the day that the three kings were thought to have visited the Christ Child with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.)  The 12 days were a time of feasting, giving gifts and celebration.  The “Lord of mischief” was a local man hired by the village to organize parties and manage a group of village men to sing and give small gifts at night.  Later, the industrial revolution squelched the luxury of celebrating for 12 days, and so Christmas evolved into a one day holiday.

These little paintings are meant to bring the joy of the Christmas season to you.

Take one home, or give one as a gift. When you marvel at the miraculous ways the folds and curves of the petals conceal its seeds, think about the first Christmas night and how the folds of swaddling clothes concealed the savior of the world.

 Peace, Joy, and Love to you this and every Christmas,

Dyana

With all these, plus works from Gail Morris, Nate Ronniger, Melissa Peck, Michael Carson, Eric boos, Carol Redmond and Eric Bowman, it is bound to be an exciting show to start off our holiday season. So come out to the gallery on Thrusday, December 6th from 6-9pm to see all these beatiful treasures for yourself and maybe even make one yours.

The Beginning of a New Decade

 

Carri Baca, Clark Olson and Christi Manuelito

Stunning art, bubbly champagne,  delicious cake, and lots of friends and family, what more could you ask for? As Bonner David Galleries celebrated their 10th anniversary this past weekend, the we enjoyed all that and more. The walls of the gallery were adorned with over 100 new works from nearly every Bonner David artists. As people mingled over drinks and hors d’oeuvres, everyone was able to sense the accomplishment which had been achieved.

In the world of art, a decade is a milestone many galleries never live to see. yet Bonner David Galleries has grown and flourished over the last ten years, managing to overcome the hardships they have faced; and with the recent addition of Carri Baca, Christi’s twin sister, to the Bonner David family as partner, the next decade looks bright and full of possibilities.

Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate with us this past weekend and to everyone who has helped to make the gallery what it is today. We are excited and have high expectations for where the gallery will go in this next decade!