My work progresses in series and these prints reflect a layering of texture, color and the memory of places searching for tranquility and balance. For many years my images were inspired by my journeys to the Southwest, using the palette of colors and details of the “desert next to the river” landscape. The raven series started after a 17-day trip down the Colorado and encounters with the curious birds. Currently I am working on an ocean series, sorting out the seaweed and stuff that washes up and the fleeting moments of ocean and sky.
The work also becomes a journey, unpredictable, taking on a tactile illusive quality with many layers from plate to final print. My relief print process involves simple polystyrene foam plates, water-soluble inks, impressions pulled by hand with a baren, and the layering of multiple plates that play with transparency and opacity creating a rich surface.
Bonnie Mineo is a printmaker, painter and workshop teacher with a studio in Boston’s historic Fort Point. After a 20-year career in graphic design, including co-owner and principal designer of the firm PORTFOLIO, she returned to art school and received a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University.
In June she participated in an intensive Mixed Media Monoprint Workshop at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, CO with master printer Sue Oehme. Bonnie has served on the MGNE board and was president in 2012 – 2014.