Art of the Week and New Member Profile

Bonnie Benschneider Olson Pikes Peak Branch, CO New Art Member

Bonnie Benschneider Olson
Pikes Peak Branch, CO
New Art Member

Continuing our series on getting to know NLAPW’s newest members, today’s Art of the Week features Bonnie Benschneider Olson of the Pikes Peak Branch, CO. Welcome, Bonnie, it’s an honor to have you as a member! Scroll down to see some of her art and read her art career.

Pastel by Bonnie Benschneider Olson Pikes Peak Branch, CO New Art Member

Pastel by
Bonnie Benschneider Olson
Pikes Peak Branch, CO
New Art Member



Contemplation of Love (1 of 20) Pastel by Bonnie Benschneider Olson Pikes Peak Branch, CO New Art Member

Contemplation of Love (1 of 20)
Pastel by
Bonnie Benschneider Olson
Pikes Peak Branch, CO
New Art Member

Pastel by Bonnie Benschneider Olson Pikes Peak Branch, CO New Art Member

Pastel by
Bonnie Benschneider Olson
Pikes Peak Branch, CO
New Art Member

Pastel by Bonnie Benschneider Olson Pikes Peak Branch, CO New Art Member

Pastel by
Bonnie Benschneider Olson
Pikes Peak Branch, CO
New Art Member

Pastel by Bonnie Benschneider Olson Pikes Peak Branch, CO New Art Member

Pastel by
Bonnie Benschneider Olson
Pikes Peak Branch, CO
New Art Member

NLAPW Pikes Peak Branch logo by Bonnie Benschneider Olson Pikes Peak Branch, CO New Art Member

NLAPW Pikes Peak Branch logo by
Bonnie Benschneider Olson
Pikes Peak Branch, CO
New Art Member

Bonnie has also recently designed a new logo for the Pikes Peak Branch!

Bonnie Benschneider Olson had an early introduction to art and photography and was supported in her interests. Her father, L H Benschneider, was a commercial photographer and teacher, her mother a Pen Woman since 1960 was a prolific painter, writer and sculptor.
Bonnie grew up in Colorado in remarkable natural surrounds. Being immersed in art and the beauty of mountains and love of animals, led her to a genuine desire to express her love of beauty with her own art. She began teaching art in her early twenties and continues to share and teach and create a wide variety of art in pastel, water color, oil, acrylics. She shares her skills with her staff and volunteers at her “memory care” day care center for seniors with cognitive challenges.

Bonnie has a degree in Fine Art and Education from the University of Colorado. She continues to study and develop as an artist through continuing study with various artists through the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center. She uses her technical skills and artistic expression to create one of a kind commissioned portraits. She is also developing several books based on her mother’s vast inventory of litergical paintings and vintage Colorado watercolors as well as her mother’s collection of Broadmoor Art Academy lithographs and her father’s inventory of Time-Life photos and Alexander Film archive photos.

Art of the Week–Street Art Critic

HONORABLE MENTION Street Art Critic Soon Yi Warren Fort Worth Branch

HONORABLE MENTION
Street Art Critic
Soon Yi Warren
Fort Worth Branch

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Art of the Week–Pink Pearl

Happy spring, everyone!

3rd Place, Pink Pearl, Valerie Lecklikner, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

3rd Place, Pink Pearl, Valerie Lecklikner, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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Art of the Week–Magnolia

Bonnie Hundley-Shoger, Sarasota Branch, Oil, Third Place

Bonnie Hundley-Shoger, Sarasota Branch, Oil, Third Place

This artwork is featured on the cover of the Pen Woman Magazine, Spring 2015 issue. To purchase this issue with more art, poetry and features, click here.
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Art of the Week–Silent Moves

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Silent Moves Michael B. Pearson, Member at Large Watercolor and Acrylic

Silent Moves
Michael B. Pearson, Member at Large
Watercolor and Acrylic

Members are eligible to enter our Vinnie Ream Competition! — see the guidelines by clicking here.