Todd Bonita & Jane Washburn to Exhibit at Gingerbread Square Gallery
Todd Bonita & Jane Washburn’s exhibition of paintings opens on Monday, February 19, 2018 at Gingerbread Square Gallery with a reception from 5:30 to 8:00 P.M. However, it will be available for early viewing beginning on Noon on Sat, February 17th. This exhibition of works by internationally known American artists Todd Bonita & Jane Washburn will continue through February 25th. Todd Bonita’s unique paintings of boats capture their beauty in a style that is unique and enthralling. Jane Washburn’s paintings reflect a plein air inspiration and a love of South Florida’s natural treasures using a limited palette to capture light and shadows and the interaction of vibrant tropical colors.
This is Todd Bonita’s eighth show at Gingerbread Square Gallery. Todd Bonita earned his BFA with honors from the Art Institute of Boston in 1996. His post-baccalaureate study of classical painting continued at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Todd has periodically continued his private study of the French Academy drawing and painting tradition.
His career began as an illustrator and mural painter creating works for newspapers, magazines, book publishers and design firms. Clients have included Disney, MTV, Random House, Simon and Schuster, McGraw Hill, Houghton Mifflin and the United Way. Mr. Bonita’s illustrations have appeared in over thirty books. The wall art, designs, and sculptures he has created can be foundin TJMaxx, Home Goods & Home Depot in all fifty states and parts of Canada.
Jane Washburn is a plein air painter who resides and paints in Key West finding inspiration from a love of South Florida’s natural treasures. The majestic blue heron and other tropical birds in their various habitats are frequent themes in her body of work. She uses a limited palette to capture light and shadows and the interaction of vibrant tropical colors. She finds that oil is a fantastic medium in which to portray this color, light and texture. Painting in early morning and late afternoon light is my preference. She says “My hope is that my paintings will bring to the public an awareness that beauty is everywhere and a reminder that we must protect and preserve our tropical heritage or we will be left with only memories.”
Gingerbread Square Gallery is proud to represent Todd Bonita & Jane Washburn and is excited about their new works. This upcoming exhibition begins with an opening reception on Monday, February 20th from 5:30 to 8:00PM and continues through Feb 25th. However, it will be available for early viewing beginning on Saturday, February 17th. The gallery is located “Uptown” at 1207 Duval Street, Key West, Florida 33040 and is open daily10:30 AM to 6 PM. Phone: 305-296-8900.