Oil painter Bonnie Conrad portrays images of America's western and rural heritage. Her painterly style is enriched by her love for color. She is a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America (OPA) and American Women Artists (AWA) as well as American Plains Artists (APA). Her work is in the permanent collections at the Pioneer Center for the Arts in St. George, Utah and the Clymer Museum in Ellensburg, Washington. Some of her Awards include Oil Painters of America 20th Anniversary National Exhibition Honorable Mention 2011, Utah's Dixie Invitational Second Place 2011, St. George Arts Festival Third Place 2011, American Plains Artists First Place Oil 2009 and Best of Show 2004, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 2008 Poster artist, St. George Arts Festival Best of Show 2004, Zwei Tu Color Award Oil Painter's of America 2003, First Place Oil American Academy of Women Artists 2003, Best of Show Western Spirit 2003.
Some invitational shows Bonnie has been invited to participate in include Settler's West Miniature, Gilcrease Museum's America in Miniature, Mountain Oyster Club in Tucson, C.M. Russell Auction and Masters in Miniature, Phippen Museum's Masters in Miniature, and Western Spirit Cheyenne.
Museums hosting her work have been Clymer Museum “Two Gents and a Lady” 1999 Bradford Brinton Four Person Show 1997, Sheridan College Museum One Woman Show 1996.
Publications include Western Art Collector, "Art of the horse" June 2010 and "Artist Focus", March 2010 American Cowboy 2007, Western Horseman, Cowboys and Indians and Southwest Art in 2005, Informart and Painthorse Magazine 2002, U.S. Art 2001, Art of the West 2000 and Art of the American West, Rockport Publishers 1999.
Conrad is Utah Native, born and raised in Salt Lake City. However, she feels at home in several of the Western Sates as she has lived on working ranches for several years while raising a family with her ranch manager husband Roger.
Painting for me is somewhat of an addiction. I am often referred to as a “painterly” painter and when I get into that mode of freedom…applying the strokes with calculated abandon…I am at the height of my glory!
Windance Fine Art
2824 Woodbury Circle
St. George, Utah 84790
Studio: 435-628-6030 Cell: 801-404-4832
Mountain Trails Gallery at Tlaquepaque
Sorrel Sky Gallery
Williams Fine Art