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

    Conte Crayon depiction of the 6 days of creation [Genesis]

  • “A Time to Sleep”A Time to Sleep

    conte crayon portrait

  • “A Time to Muse”A Time to Muse

    . Conte Crayon portrait 11"x 14"

  • “Bubbles”Bubbles

    Conte Crayon Portrait 11" x 14"

  • “Blondie”Blondie

    Conte Crayon portrait 11" x 14"

  • “Limerence”Limerence

    Pastels, 12" x 17" , portrait

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

    Conte crayon drawing 12" x 17", portrait

  • “The Dancer”The Dancer

    conte crayon drawing

  • “The Riddle”The Riddle

    Conte crayon drawing, 12" x 16", portrait

  • “Morning in the Cafe”Morning in the Cafe

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

  • “.M. River at H.D. Museum”.M. River at H.D. Museum

    Plein air caran d'ache painting of Menomonee River pathway. 12" x 16" landscape

  • “A Quiet Moment”A Quiet Moment

    conte crayon 11" x 14" portrait

  • “Watching”Watching

    Conte Crayon 11" x 14" portrait

  • “The Audition”The Audition

    Conte Crayon 12" x 16" portrait

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

    Conte Crayon 18" x 24"

  • “A Pregnant Moment”A Pregnant Moment

    Conte Crayon Portrait 12" x 16"

  • “Portrait of an Artist”Portrait of an Artist

    oil pastels portrait of Jeanne Oliveri 12" x 16"

  • “Let's GO! NOW!”Let's GO!  NOW!

    conte crayon 12" x 16"

  • “Deep In Thought”Deep In Thought

    Pastels Portrait 11" x 14"

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

    Conte Crayon 11" x 14"

  • “Morning in the Park”Morning in the Park

    oil pastels landscape 12" x 16"

  • “Suburban Birthday”Suburban Birthday

    acryllics portrait 18" x 24"

  • “Afternoon in the Park”Afternoon in the Park

    oil pastels landscape 12" x 16"

  • “California Dreaming”California Dreaming

    Acryllics portrait of bob bruch 18" 24"

  • “Untitled”Untitled

    Conte crayon 18" x 24"

  • “The Party”The Party

    Conte crayon portrait 12" x 16"

  • “The Awakening”The Awakening

    Conte crayon portrait 18" x 24"

  • “The Argument”The Argument

    Conte crayon portrait 18" x 24"

  • “Senora Dolor”Senora Dolor

    Conte crayonn portrait 18" x 24"

  • “Senorita Dolor”Senorita Dolor

    Conte crayon portrait 18" x 24"

  • “Sabra”Sabra

    Conte crayon portrait 12" x 16"

  • “Remembrance”Remembrance

    Conte crayon protrait 18" x 24"

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

    Conte crayon portrait 18" x 24"

  • “Portrait of Bob Bruch”Portrait of Bob Bruch

    Conte crayon portrait 18" x 24"

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

    pastels portrait 18" x 24"

  • “Natasha III”Natasha III

    Conte crayon portrait 18" x 24"

  • “Natasha II”Natasha II

    Conte Crayon portrait 18" x 24"

  • “Natasha I”Natasha I

    Conte crayon portrait 18" x 24"

  • “Irish Dancer”Irish Dancer

    Conte crayon portrait 18" x 24"

  • “Free Spirit at Rest”Free Spirit at Rest

    Conte crayon portrait 18" x 24"

  • “Free At Last!”Free At Last!

    Conte crayon portrait 24" x 18"

  • “Evolution”Evolution

    Conte crayon portrait 12" x 16"

  • “Coming To America”Coming To America

    Conte crayon 18" x 24"

  • “Closed Down”Closed Down

    Conte Crayon 12" x 16

  • “Blue Moon”Blue Moon

    Pastels portrait

  • “Adam After the Apple”Adam After the Apple

    conte crayon portrait 18" x 24"

  • “Eve After the Apple”Eve After the Apple

    Conte crayon portrait 18" x 24"

  • “Waiting for Tonight”Waiting for Tonight

    Conte crayon Portrait 18" x 24"

Bonita Bruch

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artist bio

Bonita is the artistic name of Bonnie Berglund Bruch. I am an active member of the Milwaukee Sketch Club, a board member of RAA [Riverwest Artists Association] and a member of MARN [Milwaukee Artists Regional Network. As a member of the Art Collective of Gallery Grand, Milwaukee, I exhibit my artwork three times a year during the spring, summer and autumn Gallery Night & Day, plus at various sites around the Milwaukee area.

I 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, I pursued a writing/fund-raising/nonprofit career. About 12 years ago, I rediscovered my 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 because I love smudging a drawing into a story. Most of my drawings are developed from 5,10, 15-20 minutes sketches.

BUT my pastels & acrylics plein air and still lifes are noisy, loud and boisterous!

2013 Shows:
October 2013 RiverWest Jazz Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May-September Jewish Community Center, Milwaukee Wisconsin
April 19,2013 Kral Realty, 3rd Ward, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
January 2013-present Gallery Grand, Milwaukee Wisconsin
January 2013 Blutstein Brondino Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
February 2013 Riverwest Artist Association Gallery, Milwaukee Wisconsin
February 2013-present Art Gallery, 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

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