Simone Bonnett is a mixed-media abstract artist based in the Oxfordshire countryside. Her background in design and marketing over two decades, as well as an art school education have stood her in good stead for when she recently made the decision to embrace art fulltime.
“I believe everyone has a different journey to get to where they feel happiest. Mine might have been a particularly winding one which has crossed continents and industry’s but I feel the freedom that I now have to express creativity any which way I like, has been as a direct result of that journey. There just isn’t that angst or fear attached to it anymore because, although I want people to love my art, the process is enough of a reward for me.
My process really echoes my personality with constant explorations into different techniques and finding new sources of inspiration. That’s how I stumbled on resin as a media and absolutely fell in love with it. It always starts with vivid acrylic or ink colour but relies on resin to add the depth and unpredictability that elevates an artwork. Resin coupled with the wooden cradled boards feels like I’m creating a piece that is enduring and tactile. The medium also lends itself to versatility and compatibility with other media – my next exploration will be around adding other unusual elements.