SOUNDBOARD MAGAZINE, the publication for the Guitar Foundation of America. The piece on the cover was Guitars In The Palmettos, from the Guitar Series. Currently, one of my pieces, “The Ocean Course,” can be purchased not only through my website, but also in shops and galleries around Kiawah Island, SC.
The February 2009 edition of Lake Murray Columbia magazine has a two-page feature in the Artbeat section profiling Bonita. The article includes photos of Bonita and her studio with images of Love's Dawning, She Shore, Pathway of the Past and Beebop 5.
Lexington Life Magazine features Bonita and other local artists in their February 2008 issue spotlighting the fine art community of Lexington, SC. The article includes an interview with Bonita along with images of three of her originals including Ciudad de Guitarra, Atlantic Coast Despatch and Guitars in the Palmetto.
The works comprising the Guitar Series was inspired by my love and passion for classical guitar music. While each painting remains true to the central theme of classical guitar as the focal point of the work, each piece has its own variation of this theme from the idyllic and romantic "La Ciudad de Guitarras," the mysterious "Sheer Whimsy" to the light-hearted "Jungle Music." My intense love of the South Carolina sea shore and its palmettos are depicted in pieces such as "Guitar in the Palmettos," "Nautical Eclipse" and "Peace Like a River."
Everyday I draw inspiration for my music and art from my beautiful family, and friends. I love you!