2D Mixed Media
Bonnie Hurst, a current resident of Decatur, Alabama, has been creating art for most of her life and in 2020 she embraced a heavily textured mixed media abstract painting style. Although she did take several art and painting classes on her way to earn her masters in education, she is mostly self-taught.
The beauty of subtle variations of tone over dramatic contradictions in texture creates a visible effect in my abstracts that inspires the viewer to want to reach out and feel the transitions. I am inspired by the natural world as well as our human need to connect through the written word. Using various materials such as resin, acrylic paint, pages from my favorite novels, and sculpt-able modeling medium, I create a soothing mix of texture in my abstract paintings. I began abstract painting in 2020. My work can be seen in Kathleen’s Fine & Interiors in Decatur, AL and and at art shows.