Amy Bonner picked up the brush and palette almost 25 years ago as a regular, if fleeting, escape from the insanity of raising a crowd of children.
She clearly hadn’t considered the historical record for mental health among painters.
Still, her husband contends that the art has been less expensive than psychotherapy. And it looks nicer on the walls than psychiatric bills would.
With a portfolio that ranges from portraiture to still life to landscapes, and even diverges into the occasional Western theme on a bleached cow skull, Amy draws her best inspiration from people and places dear to her heart.