Thursday, March 14, 2024

An Evening with Bonnie Hodges: April 2024 Edmonds Art Walk


Renowned artist, Bonnie Martin Hodges, will appear at Art Walk Edmonds on Thursday, April 18, 2024, from 5 PM to 8 PM at Soaring Heart Natural Beds, located at 111 Main St, Ste 101, Edmonds, WA 98020. Attendees of this event will have the opportunity to view the captivating artwork of Bonnie Hodges, whose creations explore themes of nature, emotion, and the human experience.

Hodges' artistry is characterized by a masterful use of color, texture, and form, inviting viewers into a world of beauty and introspection. With a repertoire that spans various mediums including oil, pastel, watercolor, and digital art, Hodges showcases her versatility and skill in bringing portraits, landscapes, and still lifes to life with remarkable realism and expressive depth.

Jerry Goldstein, owner of Post Gallery in Houston, praises Hodges' versatility, noting her ability to seamlessly blend tight and expressive techniques with an exceptional grasp of color value. Goldstein describes her as "an extremely versatile artist [with] an ability to be tight and expressive with a use of color value that is extremely good.” This versatility is evident in Hodges' oeuvre, where her works transcend traditional boundaries, exuding spirit and energy that resonates with audiences.

Among Hodges' most notable compositions are her animal portraits, lauded for their lifelike quality that seems to beckon tactile interaction. With meticulous attention to detail, Hodges captures not just the physical attributes but also the unique personalities of her subjects, particularly evident in the soulful portrayal of their eyes. (View animal portraits here.)

Hodges' journey into the world of visual arts began with a B.A. in Studio Arts from the University of Maryland. Her passion for illustration led to a distinguished career with the U.S. Department of State, where she refined her craft and developed her signature style.

Throughout her illustrious career, Hodges' art has garnered recognition on national and international stages, being featured in prestigious art shows, competitions, and esteemed magazines. Her works have found their way into collections across the United States and Europe, further solidifying her reputation as a respected artist.

Not content with merely creating art, Hodges has also dedicated herself to nurturing the next generation of artistic talent. As a former faculty member at Edmonds Community College, she shared her expertise in oil painting with eager students, leaving an indelible mark on the local artistic community.

In the world of visual arts, Bonnie Hodges stands as a testament to the transformative power of creativity. With her masterful technique, unwavering dedication, and boundless passion for art, she continues to inspire and captivate audiences, leaving an enduring legacy in the art world.

Bonnie's online portfolio:

Meet the Artist:
Art Walk Edmonds
Thursday, April 18, 2024, 5 PM to 8 PM
Soaring Heart Natural Beds, 111 Main St, Ste 101, Edmonds, WA 98020

Prints, note cards, and select original art will be available for purchase. 



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Artwork © Bonnie M Hodges 2024


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