WORK currently AVAILABLE at:
Grand Canyon Coffee and Café, Williams, AZ
The Gallery at Williams, Williams, AZ
Intrigued by nature and imagination, artist Bonnie Heaton Dent’s
watercolors, acrylics and pastels are known for sparkling color. Her versatile interests include still lifes, florals, railway, fantasy and en plein aire landscapes.
Bonnie has been painting most of her life, but now is able to focus on her art more completely since retirement. She resides in Williams with her husband, David, of 40 years. Their daughter and grandchildren live nearby.
ART COMMISSIONS: Here are a few possibilities:
Commemorate your antiques, cut glass, old toys, or a special collection in a still life painting by Bonnie.
OR She would enjoy painting a picture of your home or garden.
OR Gather a group of special mementoes from a loved one’s life, and
Bonnie will create a unique still life featuring them.
For any other commissioned work, discuss your idea with the artist.
EDUCATION and ART AWARDS Highlights:
1971 Bachelor of Science in Art Education, West Texas State University, Canyon, TX
1975-1985 Graduate studies, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
1990-2005 Watercolor, Drawing Instructor, Coconino Community College
1974-2011 Visual Arts teacher, Williams Public Schools, Williams, AZ
1998 Beijing, China: Delegate to United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women and US/China Joint Conference on Women’s Issues. Member of a team of 34 educators from the US sent to China to verify education of girls.
2000 Coconino County Teacher of the Year, Small and Rural Schools; finalist for Arizona Teacher of the Year.
2000 Japan: Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholar in Kushiro City, Hokkaido, studying the teaching of folk arts in schools, museums and civic centers.
2001 Chicago Art Institute: Full scholarship for TICA (Teacher Workshop in Contemporary Art)
2006 Arizona Governor’s Award for Arts in Education (one given per year).
2009 “Passages- the Watercolors of Bonnie Heaton Dent” one woman show, 30 paintings, displayed at Brandy’s, Flagstaff, AZ