About the Artist
Bonnie Coad is a visual artist from Marlborough NZ who specializes in bright, experimental compositions with a multicultural twist. She has been painting for approximately sixteen years. After being awarded scholarships in 2012 and 2013 she completed a Diploma with honors in Art & Creativity. She exhibits on a regular basis in exhibitions and art shows around New Zealand.
Bonnie’s art is interactive and highly original. Texture, experimental paint applications and graphic text are repeating themes within her body of work. She works chiefly in mixed media collage, creating unique, humorous artworks.
A few words about the pattern animal series.
Bonnie’s pattern animal series was developed over a period of five years and brings together her love of graphic text and animals. She fine-tuned her technique and approach during the two years of study which she undertook to achieve her Art Diploma. Her work, which is bold, quirky and humorous with a strongly original edge has been described as compelling, engaging and believable.