"Heart and Soul" by Bonnie Marris
Signed Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas, Unframed
Image Size: 30 X 24 in.
Edition Size: 50
Celebrate spring with this portrait of new life! The mare
exudes quiet strength in the composition, with her foal standing slightly behind,
cautious and curious.
Bonnie Marris wants viewers see each animal she paints
as an individual, to connect with its soul. “We all know that our dogs and cats
have personalities and their own ways of being,” she says. “Well, this is also
true of grizzlies, of horses, of wolves—all nature’s creatures.”
The study of color and light is also important to her. “Color sets a mood, an
atmosphere that can create feelings ranging from contentment to terror. There
are colors within colors, too. The many colors in a shadow, for instance, convey
cold or heat. The way light plays with the subject is also very important. I’m
fascinated by hue changes in light as it ages with the day.”