July 11, 2017
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Paul Bonneau (Born 1949)
Paul Bonneau - A New Coat for Miss Vanessa
Paul V. Bonneau - Snug Harbor Farm
Paul V. Bonneau - Abandoned Beauty, Vinalhaven
Paul Bonneau - Three Dories
Paul Bonneau - Passing Through
Paul Bonneau - From the Bridge, Kennebunk River
Paul Bonneau - Zeb Cove
Paul Bonneau - Blaze
Paul Bonneau - Out Back
Paul Bonneau - Tide's In
Paul Bonneau - Burning Bush
Paul Bonneau - Cape Porpoise Colors
- Image of the Day -
"A New Coat for Miss Vanessa"
Feature Artist Bio
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the second of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by American
landscape painter Paul Bonneau (born 1949 in Massachusetts, USA).
Paul received his training through independent study at the Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston, the New England School of Art and Design and the University of Massachusetts.
Working en plein air and in the studio from sketches, Bonneau creates work that is fresh and directly painted. The simple and concrete shapes of barns, boats and dramatic landscapes allow for strong contrasts of light and shadow, which seems to justify the intensification of color. He is looking for what is universal and trying to heighten the visual experience for the viewer. He wants their participation in the scene.
Often referred to as “colorist”, he starts with a canvas toned in yellow ochre onto which he applies a thin under painting of cadmium red, in order to establish the values and large shapes. He uses the complements to give the finished work a vibration and a warm glow. He states, “My goal is to capitalize on the joy in even a seemingly ordinary object or scene.”
Bonneau’s work has been awarded a First Place in Impressionism/ landscape by the American Art Awards and included in invitational shows at the New Bedford Art Museum, the Danforth Museum, the Ogunquit Art Association and the Rotenberg Gallery “Selected Boston Artists” show.
He has also has been featured in the “Canvas” section of Maine Magazine. They have included him as one of Maine’s artists to watch. Along with solo and juried invitational shows, Paul contributes to many benefit auctions.
ARTIST'S OFFICIAL BIO (see above)
“My goal is to capitalize on the joy in even a seemingly ordinary object or scene. I try to keep the memory of a place that makes an impression on me. Painting, to me, is as much about seeing the truth of a subject as it is about technique. It is the interpretation and personalization of that truth that I hope will, in turn, be transmitted to the viewer and reward them for their time and interest.
Nothing matches the feeling that comes from talking with a patron who is truly pleased about having acquired a piece."