Bonnie Humber is a Canadian artist who grew up in Huntsville, Muskoka. She moved to North Bay when she was 15. After high-school she attended Nipissing University where she studied Fine Arts and graduated from the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Honours program in 2015.
Bonnie’s style is a blend of realism, surrealism and narrative. She allows her interests, emotions and sometimes her sense of humor to influence her art, instead of using a specific thought to convey a direct message. As a result, her visual subject matter varies widely. Bonnie enjoys communicating with her viewers by evoking emotions. As Bonnie focused on acrylic painting through her degree, her main medium is acrylic paint. But that doesn’t mean acrylic is all she works with. Far from it. Bonnie is quite skilled with watercolour paint, graphite, conte and pastel drawing, air dry and baked clays, as well as more unusual mediums such as yarn, and recycled materials.
Bonnie’s works have been collected by multiple institutions including: • Nipissing University English Department, North Bay ON • Fairvern Nursing Home, Huntsville ON • North Bay Regional Health Center, North Bay ON • Various private collections across Canada and the U.S.A. Since graduating from her BFA Honours program Bonnie has been working on commission works, both for individual clients and businesses. She has also teamed up with Kingston’s Martello Alley Gallery, where she sells all kinds of her art. In the periods of time when she doesn’t have commission work Bonnie likes to paint for her own enjoyment and try other artistic endeavors such as book binding, doll making and tailoring, to further develop her portfolio.