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After the rain, large droplets fell from the tree onto the pond.  Without thought I snapped some photos. What a surprise when downloading this photo to discover the house, trees, and even this photographer reflected in the tiny sphere of the raindrop.

The importance of... 

     noticing

     serendipity

     the ephemeral

Artist Statement

I have always found solace and a spiritual home in nature.

 

I’m drawn to reflection and transparency and to the serenity and promise of the early morning light on ponds, forests, shores, and rivers.

 

Over time, my landscape images have evolved through the use of intentional camera movement, double exposure, and the blending of multiple photos. These techniques allow me to create a more personalized vision of the environments that I photograph, revealing inviting images of tranquility that are at once both fleeting and fragile. 

Artist Bio

Bonnie Newman is a photographer, outdoor enthusiast and avid traveler. With her camera, she experiences and captures the splendor of nature, compelling moments, and new environments. 

 

Newman finds inspiration in nature, whether an expansive landscape or a detail that catches her eye. She sees abstraction everywhere and is attracted to shapes, transparency, distortion and fragmentation. Her recent landscape work utilizes the techniques of transparency and reflection, double exposure, and intentional camera movement to reveal her singular vision of a scene. The resulting images vacillate between serene and edgy, offering a flight from reality combined with a hint of mystery.

 

Newman’s photographs have been exhibited in a solo show at the Cary Public Library in Lexington MA.  She has also exhibited at the Griffin Museum of Photography and juried in to group exhibitions at the Cambridge Art Association, Arlington Center for the Arts, Plymouth Center for the Arts, and Gallery Twist in Lexington.  

 

She photographs for the Brewster Conservation Trust and the Town of Lexington Conservation Department, and her photos are on display at Brewster (MA) Town Hall, and the Lexington (MA) Visitor’s Center and in private collections.

 

Newman has taken photography courses with Emily Belz at the Arlington Center for the Arts, Griffin Museum of Photography, and the DeCordova Museum. (2015-2020).  She participated in the Atelier 33 at the Griffin, has taken online workshops with Valda Bailey and Doug Chinnery, and  workshops on Cape Cod with Steven Koppel and Julia Cumes .

Newman lives in Lexington and Brewster MA

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 Exhibitions

Solo exhibition

2015

Reflections on Smalls Pond -- Cary Public Library; Lexington MA

 

Selected Juried and Group Exhibitions

2021

Annual Juried Art Show and Festival --Plymouth Center for the Arts, Plymouth MA

      Juried by Wallace Marosek and Liz Haywood-Sullivan

Mary Schein Fall Salon--Charles River Speedway Gallery--Cambridge Art Association

The Fine Art of Photography 2021 -- Plymouth Center for the Arts, Plymouth, MA

      Juried by Emily Belz and Jessica Burko

Morning Impressions: Cape Cod -- Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester MA

2020

Illumination -- Gallery Twist, Lexington, MA 

     Juried by Gillian Ross, Gallery Twist

The Experience of Looking --  Cambridge Art Association

     Juried by  Rebecca Schnopp (online)

Inside/Outside -- Cambridge Art Association  

     Juried by Erin Becker (online)

Nature/Nurture -- Arlington Center for the Arts  

     Juried by Laura McPhee,  Mass College of Art and Design  

2019

Very Superstitious -- Arlington Center for the Arts  

     Juried by Caitee Hoglund, 13 Forest Gallery 

2018

I’m New Here-Reflections on Immigration -- Arlington Center for the Arts

     Juried by Boriana Kantcheva, Chandler Gallery; Maud Morgan Art Center

Lexington Conservation Land -- Cary Library and Lexington (MA) Community Center  

     Curated by Bonnie Newman and Jordan McCarron   

2017

Brewster’s Natural Beauty…Protected -- Brewster (MA) Ladies  Library

     Curated by Bonnie Newman and Dorria Marsh  

 

Member

Bedford Center for the Arts  Photography Group, Bedford MA

Cape Cod Art Center, Barnstable MA;

Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester MA 

Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge MA

Plymouth Center for the Arts, Plymouth, MA

Education

B.S.  University of Minnesota  French and Education

M.A.  University of Wisconsin    French and Education

M.A. Antioch Graduate School   Counseling

 

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