About the Artist
Ever since I was a child, I loved drawing, writing, and making books. After years as a graphic designer and teacher, I have become a full-time book artist. My love for paper and book art was rekindled at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts where I attended several summer sessions. Since then I have produced a large body of work concentrating on and expanding the form of the book. Animals and female iconography comprise my usual subject matter. I illustrate my text using pastepaper collage or various printing methods. My work has been shown nationally and in Canada.
I received my BS in art from Skidmore College and my MFA from Syracuse University. For ten years I worked as an Art Director for Scholastic Books in NYC. After moving to Maine, I became Director of Publications at Colby College and also began teaching there. In addition I have taught at MECA, KVCC, and the University of Maine. Currently I share my love for art and books by offering workshops at my studio in book arts, decorative paper, and paper-making. All proficiency levels are welcome, and teachers will find that the skills learned can be easily adapted and passed on to students.
Disciplines: Visual Arts, Crafts
Bonnie Bishop15 Lupine Lane
Cornville ME 04976-6454