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

 

Romona Youngquist “Back to the Country”

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Romona Youngquist’s work can be recognized by the picturesque barns and country houses, bright pops of color, and strong brushstrokes that make up her idyllic country scenes. The works from her newest show are no exception, allowing you to travel from the congestion of city life, to the serenity of the country.

Although Youngquist uses her surroundings in Oregon as a primary inspiration, each scene feels timeless and place-less, as if it could be right out a story book, or your favorite memory of home. The tension in her deliberate, impressionistic brushstrokes resolves within the serene images of rural fields and barns, resulting in a dramatic landscape full of tension, intrigue and beauty.

Her show will open on February 20, 2014 with a special artists reception from 6-9 pm. The show will then hang in the gallery through March 17th. Be sure to stop by and see these wonderful works in person, before it’s too late.

Word to Your Mother

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May is here and Mother’s Day is right around the corner! It’s time to take a few extra moments to appreciate the women who have done the most for us. To honor the important women in our lives, Bonner David Galleries will have a special show, “Word to Your Mother,” which will feature a diverse selection of paintings which remind us of mothers and art women will love.

Among the artists featured will be Jane Jones, Dyana Hesson, Francis Livingston, Cary Ennis, Melissa Peck, Quim Bove, Max Hammond and Ellen Skidmore, among many others; including special words to their mothers from several of the artists.  From paintings of beautiful flowers, delicate still lifes and powerful landscapes, to those of SOHO shopping, backstage fashion shows and breathtaking abstract art, there is something for everyone.Window View resized

Take an evening to spend time with the mothers in your life and give a kind word to your mother while enjoying beautiful works of art. The opening will be held during artwalk on Thursday, May 9th from 6-9pm.

Romona Youngquist “Complex Simplicity”

Climbers_and_OldFashions-40x60The stunning landscapes of Romona Youngquist have always demonstrated a beautiful blend of crisp detail and vivid color with the soft, delicate grays of the shadows. The canvasses are brought to life through her complex technique and masterful use of her brushes, palette knives and paint. This year for her show opening on February 21, from 6-9pm, she is focusing on simplifying her work, causing it to take on more impressionistic qualities and an intriguing combination of drama and quiet.

Inspired by the Oregon scenery which surrounds her, each painting has an architectural focal point, be it a barn, an old house or a little garden shed, which is intended to give you the sense of home. As a child, Romona feared the idea of being homeless and though that is no longer a fear of hers, she still finds comfort and inspiration in scenes that remind her of home.

Her romantic landscapes, each with a beautiful narrative, will be on display through March 20 in the gallery. Come and see the breathtaking world of Romona Youngquist for yourself and enjoy the enchanting scenes.

Please visit our website to see new works by Romona Youngquist, or follow this link to view the PDF of the show brochure: RomonaYoungquist2013ComplexSimplicity

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!

 

 

Romona Youngquist “Through the Trees”

Currently hanging in Bonner David galleries, are the exquisite works of nationally-recognized landscape artist, Romona Youngquist. With fields of poppies, rustic barns, and hillside pastures, each scene takes you away to the serene sights of the Oregon countryside. Ranging in sizes from full wall size to small, her paintings fill a room creating a beautiful and tranquil atmosphere.

On Thursday evening, March 1, we hosted the opening of Youngquist’s show.  Here to reveal her newest paintings, Youngquist traveled, with her husband, to attend the show. Full of life and vibrancy, she was thrilled to see the fruits of her labors framed and displayed throughout the gallery. Each piece was a hit, stealing glances and hearts of everyone in attendance. Only adding to the richness of the night, were the decadent chocolates, brought all the way from Honest Portland by Youngquist herself. It was a night filled with friends, drinks, chocolate and art. What more could you ask for?

Come in and see the truly stunning works by Romona Youngquist and witness their breathtaking beauty for yourself.

“Hot Horizons, Cool Coastlines”

Francis Livingston

Can’t get away for the summer? Come visit Bonner David during Summer Spectacular Art walk Thursday, July 7th from 6-9 pm and let our show, “Hot Horizons, Cool Coastlines” take your imagination on a truly unique vacation. 

Stroll down the Boardwalk and enjoy your favorite ice cream cone with Francis Livingston or relive days at Coney Island.   You could relax on the beach with John

John Burton

Burton’s magnificent coastal scenes or lose yourself in a Max Hammond abstract, taken from his days running along the Great Salt Lake.

Max Hammond

Imagine yourself watching the horizons provided by Nathan Fischer’s bronze work where land or water meets sky.

If the ocean is not what you seek, perhaps you’d rather travel to rural landscapes with fields blanketed with flowers in the breathtaking paintings by Romona Youngquist. Or imagine yourself in Provence villages seeking out red rooftops amid the vivid countryside in the splendid panoramas from Claudia Hartley.

Claudia Hartley

If  France is too far, visit the vibrant hills in California brilliantly painted by Gail Morris. Then, take a leisurely walk by the tranquil streams of Brad Aldridge and afterwards peer off into the distance and view Rich Bowman’s magnificent sunsets.

Each of our landscape artists brings their own technique, beautiful bright colors, and the picture perfect scenery one needs for an amazing vacation. 

Gail Morris

Come bask in the beauty of each of these remarkable pieces of art and let yourself unwind from the summer heat of everyday city life.

 

"Through the Season's" by Romona Youngquist

Bonner David Galleries is excited to showcase new works by renown landscape artist Romona Youngquist. From the time Youngquist was a child, she knew she was meant to be an artist. Romona spent her days exploring the woods and gazing up in awe at the storms that often filled the Eastern Oklahoma sky. She developed an early appreciation for the beauty and contrasts in nature, and though self-taught, she feels it’s only fair to cite nature as her real teacher. 

 Romona describes her paintings as a formula between color and value relationships. She believes that her understanding of these relationships comes from a life of studying nature and the environment. Youngquist’s paintings are inspired by understated landscapes, as she enjoys painting scenery that she finds elegant but commonplace at the same time. For Youngquist, finding interesting things to paint is a long process, as they have to be just right to catch her eye. Her use of vivid colors against soft neutral backdrops emphasizes the breathtaking effects that nature offers, which are often overlooked.

"High Water" by Romona Youngquist

 “I can come upon an ordinary scene I’ve seen a zillion times and there is a special light that hits this scene….and I stop in my tracks” ~Romona Youngquist   

Youngquist’s latest work reflects what is most near and dear to her, with more rural scenery inspired by the picturesque countryside near her home. These paintings add drama and tension to her famous peaceful scenes. Youngquist’s latest works are reminiscent of her paintings from previous collections, but with greater emphasis on sunlight and shadows during the changing seasons.   

In anticipation of her upcoming show we talked with Romona about her career, her life, and what inspires her most. Here is what she shared with us:   

Bonner David: What is your reason for only painting landscapes in a 25 mile radius from your home?   

Youngquist: I believe in painting mostly what you know. For me, that is the landscape that I see everyday. I need to have an emotional attachment to what I paint, and I love the place where I live. I am very lucky to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. It’s scenic in a quiet, rural way. Some areas are like stepping back in time, but then you see all the beautiful vineyards. We really have it all here in Oregon. One of my favorite painters, Russell Chatham, does the same thing, and I think it’s really helped him create his own genre of landscape painting.   

Bonner David: Was there a particular moment as a child when you knew that you were destined to be a painter?   

Youngquist: At age 4, when my preschool teacher, bless her heart, loved a chicken I drew and showed it to the entire class. At that moment she said I was “an artist.” But more importantly was the feeling of pure joy while creating art that all started with that chicken.   

Bonner David: What is your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?   

Youngquist: Have a cup of coffee and curl up with a good book surrounded by all my animals.   

Bonner David: Do you have any other creative talents?   

Youngquist: I have a beautiful garden that I love to tend, I bake like crazy, and I read way too much. But I really love to sing. My friend Sandy and I often go to a karaoke spot. My favorite songs to sing are Cowboy Junkies’ “Sweet Jane”, Mazzy Star’s “Fade into You,” and Portishead’s “Sour Times”–obscure songs nobody knows. But the real show stealer is when my husband has had a little too much to drink and does Kung Fu Fighting- with all the moves!   

Bonner David: If you were not a painter, what would you be?    

Youngquist: A Food Network Star…seriously…I auditioned in Portland last year. I fear the reason I didn’t make it was the answer to “What is your favorite food memory?” My answer was, “fried squirrel dinner when I was a kid.”   

"Country Sunflowers" by Romona Youngquist

Youngquist is featured in this month’s issue of American Art Collector (Read the full article- RomonaYoungquist-American Art Coll. Feb 2010).

Romona’s breathtaking work will be on display at her upcoming show “Through the Seasons” at Bonner David Galleries (Map and Hours) February 25, 2010 through March 10, 2010. There will be a special artist reception on February 25, 2010 from 6:00 to 9:00pm. We hope you have a chance to come discover her stunning paintings and meet her in person.

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