Bonnie Siegel lives and paints in Northbrook, Illinois. She creates landscapes and animal portraits in oil. She received degrees in biology and art from the University of Illinois. She continues her art studies at national workshops with master animal and landscape painters.
Her lifelong love of nature is her inspiration for her artwork. Her style is an impressionistic painterly style that captures the realism and warmth of the subject. She enjoys painting people and landscapes, as well as animal portraits. She uses photography to capture the likeness of her art subjects, and frequently paints and sketches outdoors at en plein air events to sharpen her observation abilities.
She is an active member of the Northbrook Arts Commission, North Shore Art League and Geneva Lake Arts Foundation, in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin where she exhibits her paintings at Gallery 223. She is an associate member in the Oil Painters of America, American Impressionistic Society, Mendocino Art Center, California Art Club and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.
Bonnie’s commissioned oil paintings are in private and public collections across the country. She participates in local art shows and exhibitions in Illinois and Wisconsin and has exhibited in Indiana, California, and Wyoming. Bonnie and her husband share their home with two active English Springer Spaniels. She enjoys riding “King of Hearts,” her American Saddlebred horse.