Pick an art magazine and the chances are that they have recently,
or are preparing to, publish a story on the artist Bonnie Marris;
most recently SouthWest Art, Western Art Collector and Art of
the West magazines. She’s invited to participate in more of the
major art shows than she can possibly supply and the invitations
continue to pour in. Collectors are drawn to Bonnie Marris’ paintings
because the love she has for the animals she paints simply radiates
from the canvas. This exhilaration is contagious as Marris’ skill
with the brush and empathy for her subject brings to life the
joyous freedom of the wild. One of the secrets to the success
of her work is showing her subjects engaged in activities that
we can easily relate to without imposing human interpretations
upon the actions of animals.
With Summer Fields, you see a perfect example of such a Marris
work. Warm summer winds are blowing the leaves and grasses. The
sun heats the colors and edges until they blend into one another.
Horses' tails swish and calmness blankets the field. They rest
together, best buddies, massaging each other's backs and listening
to distant breezes.