Bonnie Bishop

I grew up with a pencil in my hand, drawing most of the time.  When my two daughters were young, I sat one on each side of me and as we would make up stories, I would illustrate the stories on paper.  For many years my art production was dormant until I was invited to a Plein Air event in the Amana Colonies.  I was hooked!  Several years ago I began working with colored pencil and was amazed at what I could produce with them!  When I attended a graphite pencil portrait class, I found myself turning full circle to where I had started many years ago.  Funny where life takes us!  I have been busy creating commissioned graphite portraits, many with a beloved pet. 

To inquire about commissioning your graphite portrait, please text my phone at 563-422-0445 or email me at and insert “commission” in the subject line.