Bonnie Hastings

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Bonnie Hastings

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Bonnie Hastings is an emerging artist working in Southampton, Ontario.  Shoreline living and a lifetime enjoying the diverse beauty of flora and fauna inspire her work.  Her 'up close and personal' approach to composition magnifies the beauty of her floral subject matter and the many moods of Lake Huron also flow from her brush.

Originally from Owen Sound, Bonnie attended Stratford Teacher's College and worked in Ontario and Quebec as a teacher and medical assistant.  She and husband Bob, who is a woodworker, are now exploring creative work in their retirement. 

In 2011 she took her first watercolour course with Marion Anderson at the Southampton Art School and has continued to learn and evolve in the medium . She is inspired by the work of Georgia O'Keeffe and Birgit O'Conner.  Bonnie may sometimes express her art in acrylic.

Bonnie's audience for her work has grown and she now frequently exhibits in square foot group exhibitions across Ontario, online shows and in local exhibitions.  She is a member of the Shoreline Artists Association and her work is available at Southampton Arts.  Bonnie can be found on Instagram,  @bhastingsartist.

Awards:
2021 Juror's Choice , Gallery Ring
2019 Watercolour Award, Walkerton Library Show
2017 Watercolour Award, Walkerton Library Show