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Bonnie Camos

Mixed Media / Lafayette, LA

Artist Statement

The inspriation for my work is based on color and the impact it has on human emotion. I use encaustic medium, (oil pigment in beeswax/resin) with heat to explore the possibility of color relationships. By reducing the figure or face to the most simplistic shapes representing a universal 'picture' of man. I mean to suggest the connection we all have to each other through our life experiences and the emotions elicited from these experiences.

Biography

Bonnie is a visual artist, curator, arts educator, and native of Lafayette, LA. For 30 years she has been professionally exhibiting her art and actively participating in the cultural communities where she resides, having served on the boards of the Acadiana Arts Council and the Louisiana Crafts Guild. She recieved her Bacherlor of Fine Arts from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and was Artist in Residence at Louisiana Artworks in New Orleans in March 2007. Bonnie was chosen as official artist for the festival Internationale de Louisiane collaborating with Craig 'Whoojoo' McCullen to create the official art work and poster for the year 2010. She also created the 'Games of Acadiana' poster for the Miles Perret Cancer Services Center and the official poster for Grand Coteau's 'Sweet Dough Pie' festival. Bonnie teaches childrens' art classes in addition to conducting summer art programs for the Children's Museum of Acaidiana, Achille's Print Studio and the Acadiana Suzuki Strings Institute.
In her 'spare' time, she paints.