Bonny Macnab has been an artist all her life. Growing up on the west coast in Canada she found out in school that she excelled in art and all the variations of creativity it had to offer. After graduation she moved to Saskatchewan where the wide-open space, close proximity to the beautiful boreal forest, and long winters provided the perfect opportunities to develop her skills.
Bonny’s most recognized and awarded medium has been portraits in watercolor. In 2016, Bonny’s silks were juried into the Saskatchewan Craft Council, stating that her artwork is exquisite. She finds the silk provides another dimension to her work through the transparency and movement of fabric. She demonstrates a highly developed sense of color, distinct design and keen attention to the spirit of a piece of work as a whole.
Bonny found technically skilled silk painters and studied with them to develop her natural skill. She also attends retreats throughout the year with other accomplished artists that provides inspiration and knowledge. Bonny hosts many classes and retreats to continue the learning and teaching. She has been involved in five Artist in School projects through the Saskatchewan Arts Board. It is a passion of hers to inspire others to find their art.
Mapleridge Gallery and studio is in the home where Bonny lives, and is toured regularly. It overlooks a coulee where you can see rolling hills for miles. Inspiration is everywhere.