The first artist to officially join our ‘roster’, Bonnie is a visual artist and designer whose practice encompasses pattern, printmaking and site-specific installations.
Originally from Brighton, she’s now based in Lancaster, having made the trip north to study her MA in Surface Design. She enjoys the laidback ambience her adopted home town, not to mention its proximity to the area’s natural wonders. When she’s not off exploring the north west you’ll find Bonnie in her light-filled studio, squirreled away in an historic building that has long served Lancaster as a centre for arts and education.
As a printmaker, Bonnie begins by creating a set of rules, a system, and often a series of modular visual components. She then begins to build images, playing with the endless variations that arise through experimentation… "I play with the boundaries of what pattern is, exploring the balance between order and disorder. I see pattern as an art form in itself, as opposed to ‘mere’ decoration." Bonnie’s love of music also surfaces in her pattern play; much of her work has an undeniable musicality.
Bonnie’s approach continues to bear fruit, and we’re delighted that she’s part of Look Up.