In 2019, she discovered Bob Ross’s “Wet on Wet” painting technique on YouTube, rekindling her love for painting and experimenting with other contemporary artists. I hope you enjoy my paintings. Each painting has a story behind it, so take a walk with me and hold my hand as we walk to the heaven of color.
Bonnie Lorenzen was raised on a dairy farm in Bluemont, Virginia, and was a resident of Loudoun County, Virginia. She became fascinated by cartoons at a young age and began to draw them while she watched television. She studied art in high school and mastered oil painting.
Bonnie’s emotional expressions are characterized by vivid colors, juxtaposition of complements, and plays of light and dark. Whether she is painting a landscape, horse, flower, or portrait, each idea manifests in its own individual style. She uses a variety of media, including acrylics, oils, and watercolors. She believes working in a single medium restricts the creative process. Bonnie feels that to grow as an artist, one must continually get out of one’s comfort zone, experiment, and challenge oneself through multiple genres. This year, 2023, she has been painting a lot of digital artwork.
Bonnie enjoys reading and studying the histories of various artists, such as Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Renoir, Manet, Gauguin, and many more. She feels an artist should not only paint but also expose themselves to the many different techniques and styles throughout history. By immersing herself in the works of these renowned artists, Bonnie gained a deeper understanding of their unique approaches and incorporated elements from their styles into her own paintings. She believes that this continuous exploration and experimentation with different techniques allows her to constantly evolve as an artist and bring a fresh perspective to her artwork.
Frederick Fair Art Exhibit 3/21/2021 -Tequila Sunrise 1st Place/Nature Blooms 2nd Place
Frederick Fair Art Exhibit 9/24/2022-Lavender Blues 1st Place/Magical Wilderness 2nd Place
Frederick Fair Art Exhibit 9/09/2023-Psalm 23–3rd Place
Franklin Parks Art Center Exhibit- 3/28/2022- Surrender Dorothy/ If Only I Had A Brain