We are both acrylic painters and share a love of expressing what we feel important through our art. We have exhibited together on numerous occasions over the years, dating back to the early 1980's.
Although our imagery is quite different we see a strong connection in that we both look deep within; Bonnie most recently into neuroimaging, digital images of brain neurons, and Cynthia into the surface of water and what lies hidden below. We both work to reveal what is buried inside of our images, Bonnie quite literally with her textural surfaces, and Cynthia with her beautifully executed glazing layers of the water. Bonnie’s sgraffito techniques reveal what is under the surface and the etched lines resonant with Cynthia’s linear reeds and the water.
There is a conversation between the swirling images on the surface of Cynthia’s water and the visual dance of materials in Bonnie’s viscous surfaces. It is clear that what is not seen is as important as what is on the surface.
Once presented together, the work sings.