Please sign in:
or sign up

Arts in Milwaukee

A Public Service Of Milwaukee Artist Resource Network

No Results

No Results

No Results

No Results

  • “The Secret”The Secret

    two women in an intimate moment pastels 12" x 17"

  • “Clinic Visit”Clinic Visit

    portrait, two pregnant women pastels 12" x 17"

  • “Witch of Endor, King Saul, Prophet Samuel”Witch of Endor, King Saul, Prophet Samuel

    Old testament bible story pastels 18" x 24"

  • “Balcony Dreaming”Balcony Dreaming

    Portrait, woman pastels 12: x 17"

  • “A Blue Day”A Blue Day

    portrait, woman in blue

  • “At The Races”At The Races

    Two men at a racetrack under a poster Pastels 12" x 17:

  • “The prayer”The prayer

    Young woman praying, portrait pastels 17" x 12"

  • “Echo”Echo

    woman with 2 echos, portrait pastels 17" x 12"

  • “Dancing”Dancing

    woman dancing the cha-cha, portrait Caran d'ache 12" x 16"

  • “Blue Madonna”Blue Madonna

    woman, portrait pastels 17" x 12"

  • “Red Dress”Red Dress

    Woman, red dress, portrait pastels

  • “Red, Blue & Yellow”Red, Blue & Yellow

    woman, portrait, red, yellow & blue Pastels 12" x 16"

  • “Madison Protestor”Madison Protestor

    woman, Madison capital, protester, portrait Pastels 12" x 16"

  • “Portrait of an Artist #4”Portrait of an Artist #4

    woman, artist, Portrait Pastels 12" x 16"

  • “Blue Madonna”Blue Madonna

    woman, Portrait Pastels 12" x 16"

  • “Sabbath Candles #2”Sabbath Candles #2

    woman, candles,portrait of a Jewish Woman Pastels 12" x 16"

  • “Sabbath Candles #1”Sabbath Candles #1

    woman saying prayers over candles, portrait Pastels 12" x 16"

  • “The Problem Solver”The Problem Solver

    man, portrait Pastels 12" x 16"

  • “The Gorgoyle”The Gorgoyle

    man portrait, red, blue, green Pastels 12" x 16"

  • “Statuesque”Statuesque

    woman standing before striped curtain, portrait Pastels 12" x 16"

  • “Yoga Pose”Yoga Pose

    woman in a yoga pose, portrait Pastels 12" x 16"

  • “Awakening #2”Awakening #2

    man holding himself, portrait Conte Crayon 12" x 16"

  • “The Zombie”The Zombie

    man, conte crayon,portrait Pastels 12" x 16"

  • “In 6 Days, G-d Created the World.”In 6 Days, G-d Created the World.

    Bible story, the 6 days of creation [Genesis] conte crayon 18" x 24"

  • “A Time to Sleep”A Time to Sleep

    woman, sleeping, portrait conte crayon 11" x 14" Sold

  • “A Time to Muse”A Time to Muse

    .woman thinking, portrait Conte Crayon 11"x 14" Sold

  • “Bubbles”Bubbles

    woman watching bubbles, portrait Conte Crayon 11" x 14"

  • “Blondie”Blondie

    woman walking in the woods, portrait Conte Crayon 11" x 14" Sold

  • “Limerence”Limerence

    woman watching someone she is in love with, portrait Pastels 12" x 17"

  • “Someday I will....”Someday I will....

    woman looking at the future, Portrait Conte crayon drawing 12" x 17" Sold

  • “The Dancer”The Dancer

    woman dancing, portrait conte crayon drawing 11" x 14"

  • “The Riddle”The Riddle

    man thinking of the answer, portrait Conte crayon drawing, 12" x 16"

  • “Morning in the Cafe”Morning in the Cafe

    woman, portrait of Jeanne Oliveri talking on her cell phone in a cafe setting. Caran d'ache 12" x 16"

  • “A Quiet Moment”A Quiet Moment

    man, beach, portrait conte crayon 11" x 14"

  • “Up North”Up North

    woman at the beach, portrait Conte Crayon 11" x 14"

  • “Story of Naomi & Ruth but not Orpah”Story of Naomi & Ruth but not Orpah

    Bible story, 3 women Conte Crayon 18" x 24"

  • “A Pregnant Moment”A Pregnant Moment

    Woman during her pregnancy Conte Crayon 12" x 18" Sold

  • “Portrait of an Artist”Portrait of an Artist

    woman, portrait of Jeanne Oliveri painting oil pastels 12" x 16"

  • “Let's GO! NOW!”Let's GO!  NOW!

    Woman with sweater over shoulder, portrait conte crayon 12" x 16"

  • “Deep In Thought”Deep In Thought

    woman thinking, portrait Pastels 11" x 14"

  • “Alone in a Confusing World”Alone in a Confusing World

    woman in a relaxed condition thinking of her life Conte Crayon 11" x 14" Sold

  • “Boerner Botanical Garden, Milwaukee”Boerner Botanical Garden, Milwaukee

    woman artist, 2 workers in a flower garden. landscape oil pastels 12" x 16" Sold

  • “Suburban Birthday”Suburban Birthday

    woman blowing out her birthday candle acryllics 18" x 24"

  • “California Dreaming”California Dreaming

    man, portrait of bob bruch acrylics 18" 24"

  • “Untitled”Untitled

    woman, nude Conte crayon 18" x 24"

  • “The Party”The Party

    woman at a party conte crayon portrait 12" x 16"

  • “The Awakening”The Awakening

    man at the beach coming to a reaization, portrait Conte crayon 18" x 24"

  • “The Argument”The Argument

    woman with her significant other during an argument Conte crayon 18" x 24"

  • “Senora Dolor”Senora Dolor

    old woman sitting in the country, portrait Conte crayon 18" x 24"

  • “Senorita Dolor”Senorita Dolor

    young woman feeling sad, portrait conte crayon portrait 18" x 24" Sold

  • “Sabra”Sabra

    Israeli woman, portrait Conte crayon portrait 12" x 16"

  • “Remembrance”Remembrance

    woman sitting outside at night Conte crayon protrait 18" x 24"

  • “Pretty Boy at the Beach”Pretty Boy at the Beach

    Man sitting on the beach Conte crayon portrait 18" x 24"

  • “Portrait of Bob Bruch”Portrait of Bob Bruch

    man, portrait of bob bruch Conte crayon 18" x 24" NFS

  • “Please gods...A baby!”Please gods...A baby!

    African Amercan woman praying to gods pastels 18" x 24"

  • “Natasha III”Natasha III

    Girl,portrait Conte crayon 18" x 24" Sold

  • “Natasha II”Natasha II

    woman, portrait Conte Crayon portrait 18" x 24"

  • “Natasha I”Natasha I

    woman, portrait Conte crayon 16" x 20" NFS

  • “Irish Dancer”Irish Dancer

    Irish girl getting ready to perform Conte crayon 18" x 24" Sold

  • “Free Spirit at Rest”Free Spirit at Rest

    man who finally is at peace with his life, portrait Conte crayon 18" x 24"

  • “Free At Last!”Free At Last!

    woman dancing on the beach Conte crayon 24" x 18"

  • “Grandma, Ma and Me”Grandma, Ma and Me

    Portrait of 3 women Conte crayon 12" x 16"

  • “Coming To America”Coming To America

    woman sitting on her suitcase at Ellis Island, Portrait Conte crayon 18" x 24" Sold

  • “Closed Down”Closed Down

    Woman who is closed down, Portrait Conte Crayon 12" x 16

  • “Blue Moon”Blue Moon

    woman sitting under a sun lamp Pastels 16" x 20"

  • “Adam After the Apple”Adam After the Apple

    man, bible story, portrait conte crayon 18" x 24" NFS

  • “Eve After the Apple”Eve After the Apple

    woman, bible story, portrait Conte crayon portrait 18" x 24" NFS

  • “Waiting for You”Waiting for You

    woman sitting in a hotel lobby, portrait Conte crayon 18" x 24"

Bonita Bruch

  • Art
I am an Art Professional

Support This Artist

artist bio

Bonita Bruch is an active member of the Milwaukee Sketch Club,Wisconsin Pastel Artists, Wisconsin Visual Artists, Jewish Artists Laboratory, Riverwest Artists Associ-ation, and MARN [Milwaukee Artists Regional Network]

She attended Layton School of Art for two years, then graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a BA degree in Journalism and Fine Arts. For 36 years, she pursued a writing/ fund-raising/nonprofit career. About 16 years ago, she rediscovered her interest in creating visual art while recuperating from a broken knee.

artist statement

I strive to create painterly, stylistic portraits of people caught unaware in a moment in time...a moment that all of us have or will experienced. I love working with conte crayons, pastels & oil pastels because I love smudging a drawing into a story. Most of my drawings are developed from 5,10, 15-20 minutes sketches. BUT my acrylic plein air and still lifes are NOISY, LOUD & BOISTEROUS!
2016 Shows
Aug 28-Oct 21, Anderson Art Center Kenosha, [Wis Visual Artists Member Show]
Aug 13-Sep 11, Jazz Gallery, 926 E. Center, [Creative Expression II RE Elders Art]
Jun 5-Aug 30, JCC [west entrance] Whitefish Bay, [Jewish Artists Laboratory Show]
Jun 7-Jul 14, Art Bar, 926 E. Burleigh, [Milwaukee Sketch Club Member Show]
May 5-June 4, Art Bar, 926 E. Burleigh [MARN Member Show]
January...Milwaukee Sketch Club Show, Clement Manor, Milwaukee
Apr7-May 28...Next Act Theater lobby, 755 W. Water Street, Milwaukee
May6-Jun5...MARN Member Show, ART BAR, 722 E. Burleigh, Milwaukee
June 10-July 12, MKE Sketch Club Show, ART BAR, 722 E. Burleigh, MKE
Jun5-August30..Jewish Community Center, [west entrance], Whitefish Bay
Aug12-Sep11...RWElders Show, Jazz Gallery, 926 E. Center, Milwaukee
Sep16-Oct12...RW ArtWALk, Jazz Gallery, 926 E. Center, Milwaukee
2015 Shows
March..International Women's Day Art Exhibit, Gallery Grand, 604 N. Water, MKE
April-May...Gallery Nite & Day, Gallery Grand, Milwaukee
April-May...Wisconsin Pastel Artists Show, Schauer Arts Center, Hartford, Wisconsin
May-June...Mother's Day Art Show, Blick's on Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee
June-August, Living Waters Show, West Entrance-Jewish Community Center, MKE
June 21...Bradystreet Funday Art Fair...booth at Warren & Brady [10am-4pm]
July 20...Bradystreet Funday Art Fair...booth at Warren & Brady [10am-4pm]
September...Riverwest Artists Member Show, Jazz Gallery, 929 East Center, MKE
October...Wis. Pastel Artists, Cedarburg Cultural Art Center, Cedarburg WI
November...Art Bar's Mini-Art Show, Burleigh & Fratney, MKE
December..MKE Sketch Club at Clement Manor 3939 S. 92 St. MKE

2014 Shows
February-March...Jazz Center Gallery for the Arts, 926 East Center Street, Milwaukee
April-July...Gallery Grand, 604 N. Water Street, Milwaukee Wisconsin
May-July...One Way Cafe & Gallery, 1425 Underwoood Avenue, Wauwatosa WI
May-August 12....Jewish Community Center[west entrance] Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
July-August 31...Schauer Art Center. 167 N. Rural Street, Hartford, Wisconsin

2013 Shows:
November-January...Clement Manor, 3939 South 92 Street, Greenfield Wisconsin
October RiverWest Jazz Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May-September Jewish Community Center, Milwaukee Wisconsin
April-July Kral Realty, 3rd Ward, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
January-April Gallery Grand, Milwaukee Wisconsin
January Blutstein Brondino Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
February Riverwest Artist Association Gallery, Milwaukee Wisconsin
February-December AGMF's Art Gallery, Main Street, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

2012 Shows:
April 2012 Gallery Grand, Milwaukee Wisconsin
July 2012 South Shore Water Frolics Festival of Arts, Milwaukee Wisconsin
August 2012 Art In The Park, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
October 2012 RiverWest ArtWalk, Milwaukee Wisconsin
October 2012 Gallery Grand, Milwaukee Wisconsin
November 2012 Intercontinental Hotel, Milwaukee Wisconsin
November 17 & 18 Channel 10 Holiday Art & Gift Fair, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

proficiencies