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 vibrancy of acrylics, the velvety textures of pastel and the buttery consistency of oils.

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, Andrew Dasburg, 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.  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, 2018, 2019

"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 Artists' Directory:


Santa Fe.Com









Honeysuckle Clouds, Acrylic on canvas,

40 x 30, 2018 

Three of my works were selected to be featured in the 2020 New Mexico Magazine calendar as shown here.

Mission at Sunset, acrylic on canvas,

12 x 12

Firecracker Cactus

Acrylic on canvas, 

10 x 10, 2018 SOLD

Flower Moon 雪国

Collage, watercolor,

20 x 16, matted. See more Japanese-inspired works on my Asian Abstractions page.

Nambe Fruit Bowl on Table, oil on canvas,

24 x 18. See more on Pure Abstractions page.

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