Artist Bonnie Marris loves to explore the wilderness. Her first hand knowledge of the wildlife she loves brings an emotional involvement to her art, and, in turn, to the viewer. “To get into a natural environment and see the animals on their own terms is as important as knowing the animals themselves,” says Bonnie, who developed her talent by portraying animals “from the inside out.” Her passion for her subject is only eclipsed by her mastery of the elements of color, composition, light and emotion in aligned perfection.
“I’ve spent so much of my life working with, camping nearby and studying wolves that their every ‘essence’ has become a huge part of me,” Bonnie says. “Somehow, with every blank canvas, I have the push to paint the ‘ultimate’ wolf painting. Because wolves are so fascinating to me, I keep trying to get closer and closer to them in every way. They look past you, they look through you, they hold you. With ‘Mystere’, we’re as close as he’ll allow us.”