MODERNIST MIXED MEDIA ART

About the Artist, Bonnie Binkert

Pablo Picasso once said, "Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."  After a thiry-year publishing career in New York, Boston and Los Angeles, I rediscovered my "inner child."  Not coincidentally, I turned to painting after moving to Santa Fe, New Mexico, a setting that has inspired many of my favorite artists.  Following a Modernist tradition, I work in a variety of mediums for I love the transparency of watercolor, the velvety textures of pastel and the buttery consistency of oil. 

Artists who influenced me

On our first trip to Santa Fe, my husband and I began collecting art. We bought what we liked and later discovered fascinating connections between the artists whose works are in our collection.  Modernists like John Marin, Raymond Jonson, John Sloan, and Richard Diebenkorn all worked in New Mexico at one time. Like me, they were influenced by the light and landscape of the southwest.  Since moving to Santa Fe, I have studied art with Mary Bonkemeyer, Victoria Carlson, Julie Catron, Noel Hudson and others. I paint abstract works inspired by the landscape.  

 

 

Photo of artist by Susan Boe

Recent Awards and Exhibits

Solo Show, Del Norte Gallery, Santa Fe, 2017

"Wish You Were Here," Community Gallery, Santa Fe, 2016

"Historic Structures." Juried Group Show, Historic Santa Fe Foundation, 2015

Santa Fe Studio Tour, 2013 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

"Celebrating the Seasons," Solo Show, 2013, Portal Gallery, Los Alamos

Santa Fe Arts Commission's Common Ground Show, 2011 Juried Show Winner

Alexandra Stevens Gallery, Canyon Road, Santa Fe, 2008-2013

"Myth Spirituality & Culture," Group Show, Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center, 2011

"Kinesis," Juried Group Show, Fuller Art Center, 2011

"Back to Basics," Juried Group Show, Fuller Art Center, 2011

"Dewey Decimal," Juried Group Show, Fuller Art Center, 2011

"Eco Art," Juried Group Show, New Mexico Regional Art Center, 2011

"Outside In," Juried Group Show, Fuller Art Center, 2011

"Inner Child," Juried Group Show, Fuller Art Center, 2011

"Abstraction," Juried Group Show, New Mexico Regional Art Center, 2010

Santa Fe Community Gallery, Juried Monothon, 2009

Owings-Dewey North, Shrine Exhibition, Group Show, 2008

Dailey Painters of New Mexico, Juried Show Winner, 2008

Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, 2008, 2009, 2010

Wells Fargo Bank Gallery, Two-person Juried Show, 2008

Santa Fe Community College, Juried Show Winner, 2007, 2010

 

Contact me

My work can be seen and purchased as follows:

 

New Mexico Creates, Museum of New Mexico Foundation

http://newmexicocreates.org/products

 

Santa Fe.Com  http://www.santafe.com

 

Facebook  http://www.facebook.com/BonnieBinkert

 

Email  Bonnie.Binkert@gmail.com

 

 

Pueblo Village, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24, 2017

 

Cactus Blossom III, acrylic on silk, 12 x 12

2017  See more of the Cactus Blossom series on Small Works page.

Check out Bonnie's Blog for News, Techniques, Inspiration

01/05/17 Politically-inspired "Preserving Democracy" series (see full series on Social/Political Mixed Media page)

05/27/16 Old World Abstractions -- new works in collage.

01/13/16 Richard Diebenkorn-Inspired Art

03/29/15 Art Accepted in 2015 Juried Show of Santa Fe Historical Society

10/04/14 Pure Poetry: How Poetry Can Inspire Art

9/05/14 Experimenting with Acrylic Mediums

6/7/14 Der Blaue Reiter Collection, Munich

4/14/14 Light-Inspired Art: Small Jewels

1/23 Prismatic Effects of Water-Based Media

1/05/14  Using Oil Sticks to Create Dramatic Effects

10/31/13 On Studying Other Artists

10/19 Unintended Consequences Using Water-based media

10/12 Painting the Seasons of New Mexico

8/31 Composition: The Arrangement of Contrasting Forms

7/31 New Mexico: A Painter's Paradise

7/17 Intensifying Watercolor Effects

6/02 Creating Atmosphere with Glazes

6/01 The Photography/Painting Debate

5/25 Capturing Fleeting Light on a Garden Wall

And more.....