Art Santa Fe 2014

Santa-Fe-carriThis year, from July 10-13, 2014, Bonner David Galleries is excited to return to Art Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Throughout the event, Bonner David will be featuring artists will include Michael Carson, Gail Morris, Carol Redmond, Holly Wilson, Nathan Fischer, Mitch Fry and Christi Manuelito. Incredible art by each artist will be displayed, including several new works, which will debut at Art Santa Fe.

For more information about the event, including where to buy your tickets, please contact the gallery by email or phone at (480) 941-2500. You can also visit Art Santa Fe’s website for more information about this years event.

April Showers Bring May Flowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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.

Ron Burns “Dogipedia”

Painter Ron Burns has become known for his colorful portraits of man’s best friend and his uncanny ability to capture an animal’s unique soul and personality on canvas. His much loved portraits can be seen in both public and private collections around the world.

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This year Ron Burns is continuing his work with the Arizona Humane Society with a portrait of Ryder, a two year-old rescued pit bull. Ryder was found by cops severely starved and hanging from a door handle, with scars on her face from years of abuse. Unable to even stand when she first arrived to the Humane Society, she was carefully nurtured back to health by loving caretakers. Now returning to health, everyone is hopeful that Ryder will have a second chance to live a happy life with a loving family. Her portrait, which depicts her in the setting of her “furever home,” will be debuted during Ron Burns show opening on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 6-9pm.

Also on that Thursday night, there will be a raffle held for a chance to win a limited edition holiday print. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Arizona Humane Society to help them in their efforts to rescue more animals in need like Ryder.

The show will run from December 5th through the 16th. Make sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss out!

 

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What’s New with Brad Aldridge?

 

emailGallery artist and renowned landscape painter, Brad Aldridge has been keeping busy lately. His new painting, “Winter Afternoon, Salt Lake City,” was recently awarded the $500 third place prize in the Art Renewal Center 2012/2013 International Salon Competition, as well as a $19,000 purchase prize award. This incredible painting is now in its new home in New York, where it will be a part of the Art Renewal Center’s collection. You can visit the webpage for the 2012/2013 salon, to see a high-resolution image of Aldridge’s spectacular masterpiece.

Aldridge also recently submitted a proposal for a mural of Rome, which was selected as a finalist. Although it ultimately wasn’t selected for the commission, the beautiful paintings created for the model are available for private collection. Done in his stunning and beautifully intricate style, these paintings capture the breathtaking atmosphere of Rome’s countryside.

emailRoman Countryside 1, 10.5  x 34 canvas, 2012

Roman Countryside , 10.5″ x 34″, $3,900.00

 

emailRoman Countryside 2,  10.5 x 22 canvas, 2012

Roman Countryside 2, 10.5″ x 22″, $2,700.00

 

emailRoman Countryside 3,  10.5 x 16 canvas, 2012

Roman Countryside 3, 10.5″ x 16″, $2,100.00

 

emailRoman Countryside 4,  10.5 x 9 canvas, 2012

Roman Countryside 4, 10.5″ x 9″, $1,700.00

 

emailRoman Countryside 5, 10.5 x 9 canvas, 2012

Roman Countryside 5, 10.5″ x 9″, $1,700.00

Please contact the gallery for more information on any of these paintings. All paintings are oil on canvas and will be framed.

 

 

"The Figure Takes Form" New Works by Michael Carson

Well known figurative artist Michael  Carson will debut his latest collection on December 3, 2010 from 6-9pm at Bonner David Galleries in Scottsdale, AZ (Location and Hours). Carson has been a mainstay at Bonner David since 2006 attracting acclaim from critiques and collectors all over the U.S. Last year American Art Collector Magazine raved about Carson’s work (to read the full article click here Michael Carson in AAC). They loved him so much they just had to feature him again…Don’t miss Michael’s profile in this month’s issue of AAC!

Best known for his broad brushstrokes, use of color, and enticing settings; Carson represents his subjects in familiar arenas such as nightclubs, jazz bars, café’s, and intimate rooms.

When asked about his style Carson states, “My work is first and foremost figurative studies. It’s what I like to paint, my biggest challenge and my greatest payoff. My nondescript surroundings help me create a mood or a story that I am trying to relay through my painting. Inspiration comes from architectural interiors as well as fashion and my work allows me to explore and explain this side of myself. Seeing how the work evolves, the subtle and the drastic differences, and looking forward to the future is what keeps me painting. I view a painting as a success when I take from it something new that follows me into my next work.” 

"Blue Window" by Michael Carson

While Carson continues to entice us with his captivating figures, he is now also making strides in the genre of sculpting. With the upcoming show approaching, and excitement over the new bronze sculptures growing, we just had to know more about this inspired new collection. So, we sent our intern Elizabeth on a mission to get the full scoop!

Elizabeth: What made you want to start sculpting?

Carson: I have always wanted to try sculpting, but it was important to me to concentrate on one medium for a good period of time, from a technical standpoint as well as a business one.

Elizabeth: Was it something you had always thought you might do? Why have you decided to make that transition now?
Carson: I guess I started it when I was feeling a little inspirational blockage from painting and just needed a new creative diversion.

Elizabeth: What is the inspiration for all of your new works?
Carson: My inspiration is still the figure. I’ve had people say that some of my sculptures resemble characters from my paintings and that is just fine by me.

Elizabeth: Have you noticed an evolution in your painting since taking up the sculpting that, perhaps, you had not expected?

Carson: Yes, I have seen sculpting affect my painting tremendously! The act of having to see something in 3 dimensions is a very trying exercise. As you turn a piece around you literally have to get all angles correct and that is very technical, especially when you do not have the perfect reference and have to conceive it in your mind. But, as I go to paint I find myself seeing the figure in multiple angles and that is always helpful in correcting your drawing skills. I feel it has made me a better figure painter. But what I love about sculpting is not worrying about color. Color is tricky and complicated for me and it is nice to just work a piece and not have to consider that. The actual act of working with the hands is a great experience as well. The first couple of days my hands were so sore, it really is quite a physical practice.

"Flapper" by Michael Carson (original clay)

"Flapper" by Michael Carson (original clay)

You can discover Michael Carson’s latest collection of 1920’s inspired paintings and bronze sculpture at Bonner David Galleries. For more information or to receive a listing of the full collection please contact us at art@bonnerdavid.com or call 480.941.8500

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