Bonnie began pursuing her interest in art while attending Newton High School in Massachusetts. She attended classes and workshops with several Cape Ann artists while raising her family in Rockport, MA. In 1984 she became a student of the late Helen Van Wyk, absorbing as much as she could on the study of still life painting from this very fine artist and teacher. She has been an artist member of North Shore Arts Association since 1995,and was a member of Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative in Gloucester from 2008-2017. Her paintings can be found in collections on Cape Ann and beyond.