Bonnie White

Painting the Columbia Gorge in Watercolor

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Biography
I have been painting professionally for 20+ years in the Columbia Gorge area.  I consider both Oregon and Washington to be my home.   I was born in Oregon but have lived on a small farm in Washington (right across the river) for the past 35 years.  I express my passion for the beauty of my environment through watercolor.  I've structured my life so that my time is available to paint and interact with those online who wish to purchase my work.



 

My study of art has been self-directed with workshop instructors that include, most notably, Tom Lynch (watercolor), Ron Ranson (watercolor) and Kenn Backhaus (oil)--yet also include:  Gayle Weisfield, Phil Tyler, Arne Westerman, Dee Frank, Judith Cunningham, Mitch Baird, in person and have been very influenced by Skip Lawrence over the years, through books, magazines and videos, but am most inspired by Richard Schmid, whose work speaks to my heart.  I live and paint in the Columbia Gorge area of the Pacific Northwest. 

 

  I also sell my work through this website and through a limited number venues in the Columbia Gorge Area, including art festivals in the Columbia Gorge and/or Portland, Oregon area, and prints, card packs, magnets and calendars are available at bonniewhitewatercolor.com.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. 

 

For current updates and interaction, please "like" me on facebook at Bonnie White Watercolor.  I'd love to hear from you...Bonnie

 



AWARDS

October 2019 --Artist's of the Gorge, Stevenson Library, First Place with Columbia Gorge 389.

March 2019 --Bold Brush Painting Comp Top 15% "Sky."

July 2016 -- Columbia Center for the Arts "Best of the Gorge" "Juror's Choice Award" with Columbia Gorge 42116 (oil painting)

June 2016 -- Bold Brush Painting Comp (BBPC) Top 15% with "Kenna."

June/July 2015 -- Columbia Center for the Arts "Best of the Gorge,"  Honorable Mention with "Centerville Highway"

April 2015 -- Bold Brush Painting Comp., Top 15% with "Wind Mountain"

January 2014 -- Bold Brush Painting Comp., Top 15% with "Lyle Point"

November 2013 -- Bold Brush Painting Comp., Top 15%, with "Columbia Gorge 302"



February 2013 -- Bold Brush Painting Comp., Top 15%, with "Raven 4"



January 2013 -- Bold Brush Painting Comp., Top 15%, with "Columbia Gorge 274"



August 2011 -- Bold Brush Painting Comp., Top 15%, with  "Crow 33"



November 2010 -- Bold Brush Painting Comp., Top 15%, with "Columbia Gorge 215"



June 2010 -- Bold Brush Painting Comp., Top 15%, with "Columbia Gorge 193"



2010 -- Painting selected for the 2010 National Watercolor Society Exhibit, San Pedro, CA



February 2010 -- Bold Brush Painting Comp. "Outstanding Watercolor" award with "Addie"



Permanent Public Installation -- Cascade Park Library, Vancouver, WA



Second Place Award (oil painting) --Artists of the Gorge Annual Juried Exhibit, Stevenson, WA



2008 -- Purchase Award and design of Trout Lake Art Festival Poster (2009)



2007 -- Honorable Mention -- Garden Art Juried Show, The Dalles Art Center



2006 -- First Place, Gorge Artists Create Juried Exhibit, The Dalles Art Center



2006 -- Honorable Mention, Gorge Artists Create Juried Exhibit, The Dalles Art Center


2006 -- People's Choice Award -- "Wind" Juried Exhibit, Columbia Center for the arts, Hood River, OR

2005 -- People's Choice Award, Mid-Columbia Regional Plein Air Juried Competition(now known as the PNW Plein Air Competition), Columbia Center for the Arts

2005 -- Honorable Mention, Mid-Columbia Regional Plein Air Juried Exhibit, Columbia Center for the Arts, Judge,            Kenn Backhaus

2005 -- Honorable Mention, Trout Lake festival of the Arts Juried Exhibit

2005 -- First Place Award, Celebrating Old Building & Fort Dalles 150th Anniversary Juried Show, The Dalles Art Center

2005 --Third Place Award, Celebrating Old Buildings and Fort Dalles 150th Anniversary Juried Show, The Dalles Art Center

2004 -- People's Choice Award, Artists of the Gorge Juried Show

2004 -- Honorable Mention, Hail Mid-Columbia Juried Show, Columbia Art Gallery

2004 -- Top Ten People’s Choice Award – Southwest Washington Watercolor Society

2004 -- Honorable Mention, Garden Art Juried Show

2004 -- People’s Choice Award – Art’s of the Gorge annual show, Stevenson Library

2003 – First Special Mention, Hail-Mid Columbia Juried Show

2002 – Purchase Award, Dolce Skamania Lodge, Artists of the Gorge Juried Show

2001 – Third Place Award, Garden Art Juried Show

2000 – Honorable Mention, Hail Mid-Columbia Juried Show

1999 – Third Place Award, Gorge Artists Create Juried Show

1999 -- Business Award, Gorge Artists' Create



 

 

 

 

From 2004 to December 2016, I was a partner in a store in downtown Hood River called Made in the Gorge.   We operated for he last two years without a lease and a strong partner left the store.  As it turned away from fine art, I decided to leave and forge a new path, which is of yet, undetermined.

 

From 2006, through 2014,  I organized the Columbia Gorge Pleinairists, which consisted of an email list of 100+ painting friends that I invited to join me to paint at some site in the Gorge on Tuesday mornings from May through September.


Recent Blog Posts

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Changing Direction
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