Bonnie Bews

Bonnie Bews
Biography
Bonnie Bews was born in 1967 and raised in Queensville, a rural farm community in Southern Ontario, Canada. There she developed her imagination and keen sense of observation. During 1986 -1988 Bonnie attended Georgian College of applied Arts and Technology, Barrie, Ontario. She graduated receiving a 2nd year scholarship in creative arts. In 1990 Bonnie backpacked to Australia and throughout Europe. While sketching in a piazza in Germany, she was approached by artist, Rudolf Schmid.
[info_popup pop_title=’Bonnie Bews: Biography’ message=’Bonnie Bews was born in 1967 and raised in Queensville, a rural farm community in Southern Ontario, Canada. There she developed her imagination and keen sense of observation. During 1986 -1988 Bonnie attended Georgian College of applied Arts and Technology, Barrie, Ontario. She graduated receiving a 2nd year scholarship in creative arts. In 1990 Bonnie backpacked to Australia and throughout Europe. While sketching in a piazza in Germany, she was approached by artist, Rudolf Schmid. This prominent Bavarian Glass painter showed an interest in Bews’ style of work and offered her an apprenticeship at his studio www.glaeserne-scheune.de Bonnie accepted this unique opportunity and returned to Germany in 1992 to discover a whole new medium including Hinterglas. Bonnie and husband Scott Owles reside in Muskoka, Ontario. They have one daughter, Jodie who is also showing signs of being an artist. In 2007 ‘Hinterglas Castle’ was built. This working studio/gallery is now home to Bonnie’s reverse glass paintings and Muskoka Faries.
In 2008, Bonnie’s first Illustrated Children’s book, ‘Zelda and Esmeralda’ was published.
She now has 5 Illustrated books ~ Zelda and Esmeralda – 2008; The Perfect Bear – 2009; Zelda, Esmeralda & the Big Blue Sea – 2010; Slimon the Slug – 2011; Dance into Spring – 2014; Camping Fun in the Summer – 2015′]READ MORE.[/info_popup]