Bonnie Porter Greene
.While studying Fine Arts at West Wollongong TAFE in the late 1990’s, Bonnie Porter Greene fell in love with painting. This passion for paint and brush continued long after graduating. Her preferred medium is oil paint on board, although she has previously pursued other creative outlets including textiles and collage. Particularly while her children were young and free time and space to dedicate to her art was limited.
Drawn to the beauty of day-to-day life, her works begin in her sketchbook before organically coming to life in paint. Often this transforms on its own, Bonnie says, “I try not to wait for inspiration to strike, but just begin something.” The energetic strokes, vibrant colour palettes and bold contrasts of her works mimic her state of mind and her daily experiences.