artist information

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Sue Bonnar
My medium of choice is rather unconventional, watercolor pencil with ink, and animals are my primary subjects. I have been drawing since I was old enough to hold a pencil and studied Studio Art at the University of California Riverside. I hold a degree in Commercial Art and have worked for magazines, print shops and newspapers. I worked in the commercial art business for years, but fine art has always been my "therapy". I especially enjoy painting and drawing birds and local Texas wildlife.

We relocated to Rockport in 1998 due to it's beautiful location, excellent fishing and wonderful artist's community. My style of art lends itself to depicting wildlife and the abundance of unique plants and animals in the region provide a multitude of subjects. I enjoy studying my subjects in depth before I pick up my pencil.

My work as been featured on the 2014 and 2015 Rockport-Fulton Hummerbird Festivals, the 2016 Port Aransas Whooping Crane Festival and the 2016 Rockport Fulton Seafair t-shirts. Winning these contests has enabled me to meet hundreds of people. They've truly been some exciting experiences.

I have also done artwork for the Rockport Fulton Wings Rescue Center that started in April 2016. This organization provides a great service to our community by rescuing and caring for injured and abandoned bird. Their website is http://rfwingsrescue.blogspot.com/?m=1