Meet the Artist

Val Bonnett was born in Danbury, Essex and now lives in Suffolk. After qualifying and working as a teacher, Val taught in Adult Education in Chelmsford and Braintree, and studied under Peter White of the Bardfield School of Artists. Val later studied at Colchester Institute to gain a Diploma in Art & Design in the nineties.

She draws from and returns to the theme of anthropomorphism in the landscape and enjoys working from and travelling in her campervan – a studio on wheels.

Val uses mixed media and oil, recording the local light in line, space and colour. She also does mono & screen printing.

Val has been a member of the Chelmsford, Colchester and Ipswich Art Societies at various times and has exhibited widely in East Anglia in solo and open exhibitions.

Recent exhibitions include:

Colchester & Ipswich Arts Society

On the Edge, Colchester North Hill

Life in the slow lane, Digby Gallery

Where land meets sea, The level best art café Colchester

Coming soon in 2018;

The Minories, 7th April to 26th April 2018

Aldeburgh, September 2018