Bonnie Hoover is a self-taught artist from Hume, Virginia. Despite a lifetime of being ‘artsy’, she didn’t commit to creating intentionally until being diagnosed with cancer in 2018. Unable to keep teaching after a surgery, she resigned herself to the couch with a pillow, clipboard and a new pen for the next few weeks. That was the beginning of a new chapter in her life, full of intention, exploration and determination.
Now residing in Frederick, Maryland, she takes inspiration from the mountains and forest surrounding her studio. Bonnie specializes in miniature illustrations and works primarily with watercolor, acrylic gouache and ink, often combining mediums to achieve a simple yet bold result. She has studied under Deirdre Saunder and Doug Moulden, always seeking to expand her repertoire of skills. Her collection ‘Winter Scenes on Wood’ was displayed at Crest Hill Antiques and Tea room, and this will be the fourth year she has participated in Art of the Piedmont.