Saturday, December 30, 2023

About Artist Bonnie Hodges

 

About Artist Bonnie Hodges

Bonnie Hodges stands as a revered artist originating from Washington, DC, but now located in the Pacific Northwest, enchanting art connoisseurs with a distinctive style that pays homage to the marvels of nature. Her artistic journey traverses various themes, techniques, and a profound connection with the splendor of the natural realm.

Artistic Fusion of Nature and Vision: 

Hodges' art seamlessly blends the allure of nature with her creative vision. Each artwork serves as a portal to tranquil landscapes and serene seascapes, encapsulating the essence of the natural world. Her attention to detail breathes life into vibrant colors, intricate textures, and the interplay of light and shadow, evoking a profound sense of awe and fascination.
 

Expressive Craftsmanship and Technique:


Her artistic brilliance radiates through expressive brushwork and a masterful technique that melds impressionistic, realistic, and abstract elements. Each brushstroke is laden with emotion and vitality, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the energy and motion within her creations.


Symbolism and Emotional Depth:


Beyond their visual allure, Hodges' paintings often carry profound symbolism and emotional depth. Contemplating her art prompts reflection on the interconnectedness between humanity and the natural world, evoking harmony, balance, and introspection.


Mastering Light and Color Symphony:


Hodges is renowned for her adeptness in capturing ethereal light and harmonious color palettes. Her portrayal of sunlight and shadows infuses paintings with captivating luminosity. From soft pastels to vibrant hues, her chosen color schemes evoke serenity and elicit emotional responses, creating a visual symphony that resonates deeply.


Inviting Reconnection with Nature:


Through her art, Hodges inspires a reconnection with the natural world, inviting viewers to appreciate the often-overlooked beauty surrounding us. Her works serve as gentle reminders to pause, immerse ourselves in nature's serenity, and rekindle a sense of wonder and gratitude.


Biographical Background:

 
An award-winning artist based in Edmonds, Washington, near Seattle, Bonnie Hodges holds a B.A. in Studio Arts from the University of Maryland. Her career includes previous work as an Illustrator for the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C. and as a teacher for Edmonds Community College.


Artistic Evolution and Recognition:


Utilizing various media such as oil, pastel, watercolor, and digital art, Hodges' artwork has graced galleries, national and international art shows, and prestigious collections across the USA and Europe.


To explore more of Bonnie Hodges' captivating world, visit her website: bonniehodges.com 

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Edmonds, Washington
Art (at) bonniehodges.com
 
 
Artwork © Bonnie M Hodges 2023
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Exploring the Artistry of Bonnie Hodges: A Journey into Nature's Beauty

Bonnie Hodges, a renowned Pacific-Northwest artist, captivates art enthusiasts with her unique style that celebrates the wonders of nature. In this article, we embark on a captivating journey into Bonnie Hodges' art, exploring her themes, techniques, and the profound connection she creates with the beauty of the natural world.

See Bonnie Hodges' Landscapes

Harmonious Fusion of Nature and Artistry:

Bonnie Hodges' art is a seamless blend of nature's beauty and her artistic vision. Her works transport viewers to tranquil landscapes and serene seascapes, capturing the essence of the natural world. With meticulous attention to detail, Hodges brings vibrant colors, intricate textures, and the interplay of light and shadow to life, evoking a sense of awe and wonder.

Expressive Brushwork and Technique:

Hodges' artistic talent shines through her expressive brushwork and masterful technique. Through a combination of impressionistic, realistic, and abstract elements, she creates dynamic and visually captivating compositions. Each brushstroke carries emotion and vitality, allowing viewers to experience the energy and movement within her artwork.

Symbolism and Emotional Resonance:

Beyond their visual appeal, Hodges' paintings often convey deeper symbolism and emotional resonance. Her art invites contemplation of the connection between humanity and the natural world. The compositions evoke harmony, balance, and introspection, encouraging viewers to reflect on their own relationship with nature and find solace in its beauty.

Capturing the Play of Light and Color:

Hodges' art is renowned for its skillful capture of ethereal light and harmonious color palettes. She masterfully portrays the interplay of sunlight and shadows, infusing her paintings with a captivating luminosity. Her thoughtful selection of color palettes, ranging from soft pastels to vibrant hues, elicits a sense of serenity and evokes emotional responses, creating a visual symphony that resonates deeply.

Inviting Reconnection with Nature:

Through her art, Hodges inspires viewers to reconnect with the natural world. Her paintings serve as gentle reminders to appreciate the intricate details and subtle beauty often overlooked in our busy lives. Hodges' art invites us to pause, immerse ourselves in the serenity of nature, and cultivate a renewed sense of wonder and gratitude for the world around us.

Conclusion:

Bonnie Hodges' artistry offers a captivating journey into the beauty of nature. Her skillful technique, expressive brushwork, and harmonious use of light and color transport viewers to tranquil landscapes, fostering a profound connection with the natural world. Through her art, Hodges invites us to embrace the beauty that surrounds us, reflect on our place within it, and find inspiration in the remarkable wonders of nature.

 Visit Bonnie's website: bonniehodges.com


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Edmonds, Washington
Art (at) bonniehodges.com
 
 
Artwork © Bonnie M Hodges 2023
 
 
 
 
 

 

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Art Tour - Bonnie Hodges Fine Art (Video)

 

 A selection of artwork by award-winning artist, Bonnie M. Hodges.

 

Watch video on ODYSEE || BRIGHTEON || BITCHUTE

Landscapes - Still Lifes - Portraits
Paintings - Sculpture - Stained Glass

Website: www.bonniehodges.com
Blog: www.bonniehodges.blogspot.com

 Music by WA Mozart

 


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Edmonds, Washington
Art (at) bonniehodges.com
 
 
Artwork © Bonnie M Hodges 2023
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Weaponized Art & Communist Color Revolutions


Weaponized Art & Communist Color Revolutions

How communists use art & music to further their anti-human agenda.

Watch video on BRIGHTEON

 


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Edmonds, Washington
Art (at) bonniehodges.com
 
 
Artwork © Bonnie M Hodges 2023
 
 
 
 

 



Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Bonnie Hodges Fine Art Presentation to Edmonds Rotary Club ~ Sept. 1, 2020

Bonnie Hodges is an artist in Edmonds, Washington. As a realist, her subject matter displays expert technical skills. As a passionate artist, the moods of the various works can range from cheerful to somber. Bonnie's prolific career boasts critical praise from jurors and peers alike. Below is a sampling from her oeuvre.  Bonnie's online portfolio is at bonniehodges.com.


"Clawdias"
Bonnie Hodges
Watercolor and guoache
12" x 13"

"Poster Child"
Bonnie Hodges
Digital Painting
20 x 16

Lowell Art Work's January 2011 Juried Show - Domestic Animals Show (featured image)

 
 
"Out on a Limb"
 Bonnie Hodges
Pastel

22" x 28"

Edmonds Arts Fetival Juried Gallery 2018
 
 "Cornish Rex"
Bonnie Hodges
Digital Painting
20 x 24
 
   Juried Show - Domestic Animals Show Fur, Feathers & Fins Juried Show 2009


"Glass Cats"
Bonnie Hodges
Stained Glass
21" x 24"

 
"Lounge Cat (Crayola)"
 Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas

18 x 24

"Lap Cat"
Bonnie Hodges
Clay

"Puppy and Kitten"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
12 x 16

"Affenpinscher (Affy)"
Bonnie Hodges
Watercolor

12 x 10

"Hailey - Yellow Lab"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Board
20 x 16

"Grady"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Board
24 x 18

 
"Laughing Corgi"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Paper
24 x 18
 
 
 
"Charlie"
Bonnie Hodges
Digital Painting
16 x 20

2015 Kenmore Art Show & Lowell Art 2011 Juried Show - Domestic Animals Show

"Wolves in Winter"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
24 x 36

 
"Timber Wolves"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
48 x 60
 
 
 "Champion Rottweiler at a Horseshow"
 Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
22 x 40

Chosen by Monarch Paper Co. to represent their work

"Rottweiler Mix"
Bonnie Hodges
Pastel
22 x 28

"Dalmation (Stubby)"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas

24 x 30

"Leopard-spotted Appaloosa"
Bonnie Hodges
Watercolor & Gouache
12 x 8

 
"Appaloosa Cantering"
 Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas

8 x 12
 
 
 
"The Jumping Lesson"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
16 x 20

"Trakehner Mare (Squirt)"
Bonnie Hodges
Pastel
22 x 28

 
"Horse Whispers"Bonnie Hodges
Watercolor and gouache
22.5" x 30"

Edmonds Arts Festival 2016 Juried Gallery
Arts of the Terrace Juried Gallery 2018


 
"Trakehner Stallion"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
18 x 24

Featured on cover of System of Horsemanship by Louis Seeger 
Translated by Cynthia F. Hodges, JD, LLM, MA





 
"Rotary President (Harold Cropper)"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas

30 x 24

 
"Gene Shuey"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas

30 x 24

 
"Jefferson Davis V"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas

24 x 20

 
"Young Lad"
Bonnie Hodges
Pastel
16 x 20

 
"The Foreman (Jim)"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas

30 x 24

 
"The Cowboy"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Board

24 x 20

 
"The Fisherman"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
28 x 22

 
"The Opera Singer (Mary)"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas

14 x 11

 
"Seattle Totem Indian (Champs)"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas

30 x 24

 
"San Juan Pueblo Indian (Anna)"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas

28 x 22

 
"Native American Woman"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Paper

22 x 30

 
"Pioneer Woman (Fay)"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas

16 x 20

 
"Wine Tasting"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas

19 x 20

 
"At the Pond"
Bonnie Hodges
Watercolor

12 x 9


"Weary Traveler"
Bonnie Hodges
Clay


Arts of the Terrace Juried Show 2017
Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Gallery 2018

 
"At the Beach"
Bonnie Hodges
Clay


Arts of the Terrace Juried Show 2017
Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Gallery 2018


"Girl at the Beach"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas

12 x 9

 
"Digging in the Sand"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas

9 x 12

 
"Boy at the Beach"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas

12 x 9


"Summer Daze"
Bonnie Hodges
Watercolor
14" x 11"

Edmonds Arts Festival 2016 Juried Gallery

 
"Oyster Boat"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas

30 x 24

 
"Cenote (Hamilton Pool)"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
40 x 30

Bothell LiveArts Festival Juried Gallery 2012

"Country Bluebonnets"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
9 x 12

"Country Home"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil Pastel
15 x 22

 
"Edmonds Ferry Docking at Sunset"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Board
24 x 36

Winner of People's Choice Award
Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show 2011

 
"Edmonds Ferry at Sunset"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas

16 x 12

Bothell LiveArts Festival 2011 Juried Art Show

 
"Edmonds Ferries Coming and Going"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Wood

16 x 16

 
"Summer at Picture Lake"
Bonnie Hodges
Watercolor and gouache

13.5 x 17.5

Edmonds Arts Festival 2016 Juried Gallery
Arts of the Terrace 2016 Juried Art Show

 
"Cascade Mountains From Picture Lake" 
Bonnie Hodges
Goauche
16 x 24

Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show 2015
 
 
 "Picture Lake in the Cascades"
 Bonnie Hodges
Watercolor and Gouache

10 x 14
 

"Mt. Ranier at Paradise Lodge"
Bonnie Hodges
Gouache
22.5 x 13.5

2015 Edmonds Arts Festival


 
"Skagit Valley Daffodils"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
18 x 24

3rd place winner in paintings & drawings category in Arts of the Terrace 2010 Juried Art Show

Edmonds Arts Festival 2011 Juried Gallery


 
"Skagit Valley Tulips"



"Red Tulip Fields"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Board
24 x 36

Mount Lake Terrace Juried Art Show 2011 &
Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Gallery 2012


"Roadside Daffodils in Mt. Vernon"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Board
16 x 20



"Leavenworth"
Bonnie Hodges
Watercolor and gouache

12 x 16

2015 Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show

"Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Board
18 x 36

Edmonds Arts Festival 2011 Juried Gallery

"Oranien Stallion with Mannequin"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
48 x 40


"Oranien Cavalry Horse"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
48 x 40

"Oranien Stallion with Oriental Screen"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
36 x 48


"Pocket Watch"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
16 x 20

"Illusion"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
20 x 24

Texas Visions Art Show

"Family Heirlooms"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Board
16 x 20

"Twenty to Twelve"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
20 x 40

"Picasso Pitcher with Fruit"
Bonnie Hodges
Gouache on Paper
10 x 16

Featured in a Houston Art League show

"Oranges in Paper Bag"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
24 x 30

"Red Cabbage"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
20 x 24

"Samovar"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
40 x 40

"Pear with Apples"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
20 x 30

"Apples with Teapot"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
12 x 16

"Beaujolais"

Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
16 x 24

Featured in Texas Realism Art Show

"Lemons with Olive Oil"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
12 x 18

"Daughter's Toys"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
24 x 30

"Swan Valley Flowers"
Bonnie Hodges
Digital Painting
24 x 18

1st Place Winner Cyber Art

"January Rhody"
Bonnie Hodges
Gouache
10.5 x 14.5

2015 Kenmore Art Show
Arts of the Terrace 2016 Juried Art Show

"Blue Irises"
"Violet Irises"
Bonnie Hodges
Stained Glass
18.5" x 50"


"The Last Buffalo"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
40 x 48

"Selfie"
Bonnie Hodges
Digital Painting
14 x 11
 
 
 

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Edmonds, Washington
Art (at) bonniehodges.com
 
 
Artwork © Bonnie M Hodges 2023