Bonnie Ford Woit
Bonnie Ford Woit, recipient of a Guild of Artist Award, is best known for her large abstract paintings representing images of trees viewed from below.
Her work has been shown at the United Nations Headquarters, the Dubai Biennial, and Gallery BAI in New York City. Many of her works are in private collections, including IBM, Orient Express, Sapolin Corporation as well as in Denmark, Spain, Sweden, and France.
She is a past vice president of the Silvermine Board of Directors, founder and first director of the Institute for Visual Artists.
A Partnership With Nature
In my work the trees are symbols. They are also emissaries from nature leading me into a relationship with its forces; its unity, light and beauty.
The paint represents the human part of the relationship as it tries to express what it feels and still retain its own nature as paint and human gesture.
The shifting focus represents the motion and oblique glimpse we get of nature, but also provides a way to represent the unity of energy, matter and time.