Artist Bio

Bonnie Cutts’ paintings are reflections of distinct periods of the creative journey that is her life. The images, loaded with rich, emotive colors and visceral surfaces, are an invitation for the viewer to take a deep look past the exterior—and in a process mirroring self-reflection, meditate on the myriad layers below. Grounding life in its substrate, Bonnie references the natural world around her; drawing and painting trees, floral images, and other objects of her environment on the abstract textural surfaces.

Bonnie studied at the University of Minnesota, where she received her BFA with a concentration in drawing and painting. She has shown her work professionally in both solo and group exhibits over the past 30 years. Her work, both studio and commissioned, resides in numerous private and corporate collections around the country. She has been affiliated with Golden Artist Colors’ Working Artist Program since 1998. She offers technical lectures about acrylic materials in college classrooms and for a variety of artists’ groups and organizations. She teaches workshops across the country—as well as internationally—which consist of information on innovative applications of acrylic materials.

The process of painting is as important as the finished artwork; what is not visible is as important as what is seen. She finds a true sense of discovery in her work and is always interested in the next place or thing to see, the next move to make, and the next image to paint.

View Bonnie’s resume (PDF).