Phoenix artist, Jeanne Bonine, is known as a Romantic Realist for her soft and lush floral paintings. Her larger than life over sized watercolors and oils draw you into the essence of her subjects from exotic birds and garden wonders to the majesty of a single rose or the dreaminess of a desert skyscape.
Over her 50 year span of creating, Jeanne has earned the integrity that comes with that of a successful and seasoned artist. Her award winning watercolors are executed masterfully with multiple layers of transparency using “Purist” techniques. In both her watercolors and oils, the detail of her subjects along with her fluid approach to washed backgrounds create a magical combination that speaks of passion, strength, and softness, while capturing the romance of timeless beauty.
Jeanne Bonine’s paintings are owned by collectors from coast to coast in the United States as well as Canada, England, Germany, France, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Africa and the Netherlands. Her most heartfelt accomplishment is due to her visit to Africa. Bonine’s painting, “Angel by my Side” hangs as a permanent collection in the Women’s and Children’s Hospital of Naivasha, Kenya.
At home in Arizona, Jeanne is surrounded by subtle beauty and luminescent light, finding the Sonoran Desert a vital part of her inspiration and well being.
Her studio gallery in North Scottsdale is open by appointment and for exclusive showings. Should you have the opportunity to visit, she may be moved to read prose published in her coffee table book, “Inspirations of Timeless Beauty” featuring Bonine’s paintings, prose and life’s journey.
PHOTO BY DENNIS LIDDELL