Please join us this Thursday, March 3rd from 5-8pm at our Pearl District location (1321 NW Hoyt Street) for art, live music, appetizers and spirit sampling provided by a Crafted Life!
About our Evening with Bonnie Junell and Crafted Life
We are happy to be displaying the work of artist Bonnie Junell for March’s First Thursday event in the Pearl District. Bonnie grew up in a family of artists. Her grandmother and aunt were always painting, which influenced her love of art. She started drawing as a young child, and her first oil painting class was with her grandmother at the age of 8 – from then on, she was hooked. Following high school, she pursued her desire to become an artist by attending the Portland Commercial Art School, while working at Nordstrom to pay her way through school. After 31 years and living in three states, she ended her career with Nordstom as Vice President within Women’s Apparel. Bonnie retired in 2005 to spend more time with family, and to pursue her lifelong desire as an artist.
As an artist you look at everything through an Artists perspective. When you look at clouds, you think about shape, color and light.
This attention to detail is evident in her work, whether it’s a cityscape or landscape, there is a connection with the subject the viewer can’t miss.
Currently living in Vancouver, Washington with her husband and son, Bonnie is a member of OPG (Oil Painters of America) and NOPG (Northwest Oil paints Guild). Her work can be seen in Gallery’s throughout Oregon and Washington.
Samplings will be poured this Thursday by Crafted Life. Crafted Life is a collection of artisan distilleries from the Northwest. Each distillery brings its own unique interpretation to the creation of hand-made spirits and this company brings them all together in a unique membership for spirit lovers. Members enjoy free tastings at participating distilleries, invitations to private events, release parties and monthly recommended cocktails. For more information on Crafted Life, please click here.