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Wildlife & Nature Paintings in Miniature Bonnie Latham
 
Bonnie Latham , an artist in her twenties, began her art career at a very young age. Inspired by her creative family and their love of the outdoors, she paints nature, landscape, animals, birds, and the occasional portrait. She works in watercolour, acrylic, oil, inks, graphite/charcoal and others, however watercolours have become her medium of choice. She achieves a unique quality of depth and shape in her work, drawing the viewer into her paintings. Bonnie works in a assortment of sizes and formats, ranging from larger miniature paintings to very small miniature paintings rendered less than one square inch.



The original meaning of the term miniature refers to technique and not size - it means to paint very detailed. Often it's called painting "in miniature" and it has been stated that a piece of art that is as large as a wall could be painted in miniature. My family andI paint in that style exclusively and have done extensive research as well as talking to quite a few experts about it. Here is a little more in depth information.
http://www.lathamstudios.com/rebeccasblog/blog/what-is-miniature-painting/




Website - www.lathamstudios.com/



Bonnie's Wildlife Art Blog - www.lathamstudios.com/bonniesblog/blog



MySpace profile - www.myspace.com/bonnielatham




Facebook profile - www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=661429295




YouTube Channel - www.youtube.com/thegoldeneagle



Bonnie has participated in several special exhibits featuring the artwork of her artistic family such as:
● Family of Painters Capturing Nature's Elusive Beauty
(March 2005 - Horizon Fine Art Gallery of Jackson Hole, WY)

● "Nature's Details - a Family of Painters Capturing Nature's Elusive Beauty"
(August-September 2004 - Horizon Fine Art Gallery of Jackson Hole, WY)

● "Spirit of the Wild - a Family of Painters Capturing Nature's Elusive Beauty"
(June 2004 - Horizon Fine Art Gallery of Jackson Hole, WY)

● "Into the Wild - The Lathams, a Family of Painters"
(August 2003 - Horizon Fine Art Gallery of Jackson Hole, WY)

● A Family Exhibition
(2003 - MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge Gallery in Bloomington, MN)

Her work has been shown at numerous art exhibitions including:
● Easton Waterfowl Festival
(Easton, MD)
● NatureWorks Art Show & Sale
(Tulsa, OK)
● Florida Wildlife Exposition
(Lakeland, FL)
● Southern Wildlife Festival
(Decatur, AL)
● Kentucky Wildlife Art Exhibit
(Henderson, KY)
● Whistle Pik Galleries' Christmas Miniature Show
(Fredericksburg, TX)
● Horizon Fine Art Gallery's It's A Small World
(Jackson Hole, WY)
● Decoys & Wildlife Gallery's Fall Show & Shoot (Guest Artist)
(Frenchtown, NJ)




 
Support for Conservation:
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Special Achievements:
  • 2008 - 1st Place Animal
    http://www.sierraartistsgallery.com/miniature.htm
    Miniatures in Mariposa - Sierra Artists Gallery
     
  • 2008 - Art of the Animal Kingdom XIII
    http://www.benningtoncenterforthearts.org/art/index.html
    One of the country's most prestigious wildlife exhibitions opens on June 14 and will run through July 27th. This year's Special Guest Artist, John Seerey-Lester, will be in attendance and giving talks at the opening reception on Saturday, June 14th. For information, please call 802-442-7158 or e-mail the Galleries laumeister@aol.com

    DATES: June 14 - July 27, 2008
     
  • 2008 - American Art in Miniature - Thomas Gilcrease Museum
    http://www.gilcrease.org
    Exhibition of art at the Thomas Gilcrease Museum

    "Tulsa's Gilcrease Museum is one of the country's best facilities for the preservation and study of American art and history. The museum's charm, beauty and art collections draw thousands of visitors from around the world to the hills just northwest of downtown Tulsa for a glimpse into the past. Gilcrease Museum houses the world's largest, most comprehensive collection of art and artifacts of the American West. The Museum also offers an unparalleled collection of Native American art and artifacts, as well as historical manuscripts, documents and maps."
     
  • 2007 - Best of Show
    http://www.sierraartistsgallery.com/miniature.htm
    Miniatures in Mariposa - Sierra Artists Gallery

     
  • 2007 - 1st Place Watercolor
    El Dorado Gallery - Miniature Show
     
  • 2007 - Honorable Mention in Birds & Animals
    http://www.mpsgs.org/
    Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society, Washington, D.C. (MPSGS)
     
  • 2007 -  "Animal Award"
    Cider Painters of America
     
  • 2007 - American Art in Miniature - Thomas Gilcrease Museum
    http://www.gilcrease.org
    Exhibition of art at the Thomas Gilcrease Museum

    "Tulsa's Gilcrease Museum is one of the country's best facilities for the preservation and study of American art and history. The museum's charm, beauty and art collections draw thousands of visitors from around the world to the hills just northwest of downtown Tulsa for a glimpse into the past. Gilcrease Museum houses the world's largest, most comprehensive collection of art and artifacts of the American West. The Museum also offers an unparalleled collection of Native American art and artifacts, as well as historical manuscripts, documents and maps."
     
  • 2007 - Minnesota Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year
    http://www.ducks.org
    Bonnie, her sister, Rebecca, and Mother, Karen, were all chosen, in three consecutive years, to be named "Minnesota Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year". Each of their artworks were published as the MN Ducks Unlimited Sponsor Print and raised funds for conservation and the preservation of wildlife.

    "The vision of Ducks Unlimited is wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever.

    Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.

    The core values and guiding principles of Ducks Unlimited's team of staff and volunteers are:
    Conserve North America's waterfowl and wetlands, treating people and wildlife with respect, science-based decisions, work together as volunteers and staff, value and enjoy the sport and heritage of hunting, partner with those who share common goals and values, commit at least 80 percent of our resources to conservation, and celebrate the culture of DU as we serve our members."
     
  • 2007 - The National Exhibition of Wildlife Art, United Kingdom
    http://www.newa-uk.com
    Bonnie and the other artists in her family are the first Americans to show in the NEWA exhibition.

    "The National Exhibition of Wildlife Art is an open annual exhibition based in the North of England.

    NEWA was conceived in 1994 by a group of artists interested in depicting wildlife, with conservation as one of their underlying concerns. A donation from the exhibition is made each year to wildlife causes such as the Wildfowl & Wetland Trust and The Wirral Barn Owl Trust. The exhibition is staged at Gordale Garden Centre which attracts a constant stream of visitors, over 12,000 to our 2007 show. Our new website attracted an overwhelming 12,272 visitors who viewed over 190,000 pages. The website received excellent reviews, calling it the best on line gallery of 2007."
     
  • 2006 - Arts for the Parks (Jackson, WY)
    Bonnie's artwork was featured in the Arts for the Parks Mini 100, along with her family's paintings, for two consecutive years (2005-06).

    Created in 1986 by the National Park Academy of the Arts, works for the ARTS FOR THE PARKS Top 100 and Mini 100 exhibits are selected by renowned jurors. Awards and the prestige of being a top artist in this renowned competition, draw artists from all over the world. The winners are chosen from over 2,000 entries. The winners are represented in an exhibition of paintings from what has been called "the richest art competition in our nation's history."
     
  • 2004 - Award of Excellence - International Miniature Art Exhibition
    Bonnie was awarded an Award of Excellence for her miniature work at the Papermill International Miniature Art Exhibition in Millburn, NJ. Approx. 700 miniature paintings are exhibited in the show every year with less than 20 of them given awards.
     
  • 2003 - 10th place US Federal Duck Stamp Competition
    http://www.fws.gov/duckstamps
    "Since 1934, the sales of Federal Duck Stamps have generated more than $670 million, which has been used to help purchase or lease over 5.2 million acres of waterfowl habitat in the U.S. These lands are now protected in the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System."
     
  • 2001 - Featured guest on Ron Schara's Minnesota Bound on NBC affiliate KARE 11 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
    http://www.mnbound.com
    "Ron Schara's award-winning television magazine show Minnesota Bound delivers the heart and spirit of the outdoors. Ron's soft spoken but direct delivery and appealing on-camera presence create a personality akin to some of America's favorite television journalists. He's been called the Charles Kuralt of the outdoors.

    Minnesota Bound features an entertaining mix of stories about people who enjoy the great outdoors. Together with the star of the show - Raven, his lovable Labrador retriever - Ron introduces viewers to the many faces of Minnesota's outdoors."
     
  • 2001 - Featured on the Environmental Journal, Minnesota State Lottery
    The Environmental Journal is a cable TV program promoting environmental issues supported by the Minnesota lottery. The television program is seen on some commercial stations, it and aired on public access cable stations.
     
  • 2000 - Federal Junior Duck Stamp 1st Place National Winner
    http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck/stamps/2000jrstamp.htm
    Bonnie's design was awarded 1st in the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Federal Junior Duck Stamp program and was honored in Washington, D.C. for her achievement at the National Press Club, Smithsonian, Department of the Interior, and other locations as well as having her work included on the national tour. Her painting is featured on the 2000-2001 Federal Junior Duck Stamp.

    "The Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic, art and science program designed to teach wetlands habitat and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school. The program guides students, using scientific and wildlife observation principles, to communicate visually what they have learned through an entry into the Junior Duck Stamp art contest. This non-traditional pairing of subjects brings new interest to both the sciences and the arts. It crosses cultural, ethnic, social, and geographic boundaries to teach greater awareness of our nation's natural resources."

    In the Minnesota Junior Duck Stamp, Bonnie was also awarded honors in previous years.
     
  • Additional Achievements:
    http://www.lathamstudios.com/exhibits/exhibition_bonnie.html
    Past Awards, Exhibitions, and Achievements
    A full listing of achievements, awards, and exhibitions.
    Upcoming Art Shows & Exhibits
    Locations & dates where the artist will be exhibiting her original paintings & giclee prints. (Fine art gallery shows, art shows, and exhibitions in the U.S. & abroad.)
     
Collections:
  • 2008 - NatureWorks
    http://www.natureworks.org

     
  • 2002 - Wildlife Art Magazine
    http://wildlifeartmag.com

     
  • 2001 - Act II Popcorn
    http://www.actii.com/index.jsp
    ConAgra Foods Inc. (NYSE:CAG) is one of North America's largest packaged food companies, serving consumer grocery retailers, as well as restaurants and other foodservice establishments. Popular ConAgra Foods consumer brands include: Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Healthy Choice, Hebrew National, Hunt's, Marie Callender's, Orville Redenbacher's, PAM and many others. For more information, please visit us at www.conagrafoods.com.
     
  • 2000 - The Whitehouse
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/
    The White House has a unique and fascinating history. It survived a fire at the hands of the British in 1814 (during the war of 1812) and another fire in the West Wing in 1929, while Herbert Hoover was President. Throughout much of Harry S. Truman’s presidency, the interior of the house, with the exception of the third floor, was completely gutted and renovated while the Trumans lived at Blair House, right across Pennsylvania Avenue. Nonetheless, the exterior stone walls are those first put in place when the White House was constructed two centuries ago.
     
  • 2000 - The Smithsonian Institution
    http://www.si.edu/
    (Autographed Items)

    The Smithsonian Institution - the world's largest museum complex and research organization composed of 19 museums and 9 research centers. Visit the Smithsonian in person or online and you will see why it represents for so many the treasured icons of our past, the vibrant art of the present, and the scientific promise of the future.
     
  • Cabelas
    http://www.cabelas.com/
    Cabela's, the World's Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear.
     
  • Private Collections

    Bonnie's work is in many private collections across the United States and Australia.
     
Publications:
  • Great Art: It’s All in the Family - Wildlife Art Magazine (2008)
    More about Great Art: It’s All in the Family - Wildlife Art Magazine
     - 

    A 24/7 Family Affair - the Karen, Rebecca and Bonnie Latham




    Published by: Wildlife Art Magazine
     
  • What is Miniature Art? (2007)
    More about What is Miniature Art?
    Written by Bonnie Latham's Sister Rebecca Latham, - an artist who practices the art of miniature in today's modern art market along with her family. - Publication describes what miniature art is and it's foundations in early cultures. There is often a misconception that a miniature painting must be small, or even that an image's surface or subjects must meet a technical requirement. This publication helps to add clarity to the subject of miniature painting and where the art came from. It is based on research of today's leading experts in miniature art world wide.
    Author: Rebecca Latham
     
  • Marwell Wildlife Art Society Exhibition Catalog (2007)
    More about Marwell Wildlife Art Society Exhibition Catalog
    Artist - Bonnie and her family are featured in the society's art exhibition catalog since 2006. - The group is the largest wildlife art society in Europe, with members from all over the UK. We also have members from the Netherlands, Botswana, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, USA, Australia and South Africa.

    Since forming in 1999, MIWAS have donated over £50,000 towards Marwell's ongoing work with endangered species.

    Bonnie and her family are the first US members of MIWAS.
    Published by: Marwell Wildlife Art Society
     
  • Marwell Wildlife Art Society Magazine (2006)
    More about Marwell Wildlife Art Society Magazine
    Artist - The Latham family was featured in a center fold article in the society's magazine. Bonnie and her family are the first US members of MIWAS.

    The group is the largest wildlife art society in Europe, with members from all over the UK. We also have members from the Netherlands, Botswana, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, USA, Australia and South Africa.

    Since forming in 1999, MIWAS have donated over £50,000 towards Marwell's ongoing work with endangered species
    Published by: Marwell Wildlife Art Society
     
  • Wildscape Magazine (2006)
    More about Wildscape Magazine
    Artist, feature interview  - "Professional artists tell us how they get themselves motivated to paint on a regular day-by-day basis." Special feature in the international magazine about wildlife art and conservation based in the United Kingdom.


    Author: Ken Stroud
    Published by: Darwin Publishing
     
  • The Lathams Live, Work, Paint Together (2005)
    More about The Lathams Live, Work, Paint Together
    Artist, feature interview  - "Karen, Rebecca, & Bonnie Latham, the mother-daughter team of wildlife artists share not just a home, as studio, and a career, but most of their free time doing what they love best: exploring the outdoors and nurturing their love of nature."

    Author: J. Rose Steward
    Published by: InformArt Magazine
     
  • "Like Mother, Like Daughter" Sketchbook Magazine (2005)
    More about "Like Mother, Like Daughter" Sketchbook Magazine
    Artist/feature interview - "Artist’s Sketchbook was launched in the winter of 2001 as a special release from F+W Publications, Inc. and the editors of The Artist’s Magazine. It’s mission? To be a reader’s “personal guide to discovering the artist within.” Artist’s Sketchbook is a regular, bi-monthly magazine available on the newsstand or by subscription. Each issue is a creativity “refueling station” with a range of articles, artist profiles, museum tours, art-making ideas and demonstrations, and creativity exercises."

    Published by: F&W Publications
     
  • Women Artists Tout Artistic Parity (2002)
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    Author: Susan Hallsten McGarry
    Published by: Wildlife Art
     
  • Women Artists Tout Artistic Parity (2002)
    More about Women Artists Tout Artistic Parity
     - Featured artist (Bonnie's sister, Rebecca was also included in this publication) - - Six artists poised to have an impact on a maturing print market.
    Author: Susan Hallsten McGarry
    Published by: Wildlife Art
     
  • Generation Next (2000)
     - Six artists poised to have an impact on a maturing print market. (Bonnie's sister, Rebecca was also included in this publication)
    Author: Alicia Fredorczak
    Published by: US Art Magazine
     
  • Limited Edition Canvas & Paper Giclée Prints 

    Karen, Rebecca, & Bonnie Latham - Over 100 reproductions of paintings by the Lathams are available for purchase from the artists' website. Visit the Wild Bird Collection, Wild Animal Collection, or Nature Collection to see images that are available in print or for licensing.
    Published by: Latham Studios - Wildlife Art
     
Organization Membership:
  • 2008 -  American Watercolor Society (AWS)
    http://www.americanwatercolorsociety.org/
    Bonnie and the other artists in her family became members of the AWS in April, 2008.

    "The American Watercolor Society is a non-profit membership organization that began in 1866 to promote the art of watercolor painting in America.

    Each year the Society holds a juried exhibition of watercolors from artists throughout the world."
     
  • 2008 - Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club (CLWAC)
    http://www.clwac.org
    Bonnie and the other artists in her family became members of the CLWAC in January, 2008.

    A national organization to show and promote works by professional women artists, founded in 1896. The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, CLWAC, has been supportive of women artists for over one hundred years. The club is very proud of the high standard of quality and respect that our members have in the art world.
     
  • 2008 - Untamed Artist Network (UAN)
    http://www.untamedartists.com/
    Bonnie and the other artists in her family received inviations to join as Core Members of the UAN in April, 2008.

    "Amazing artwork by passionate wildlife artists from across the globe, united by the common goal of highlighting conservation through our art.

    The member of the network actively support various wildlife and conservation funds through the sale of their works, giving back to the subjects that inspire them in the hope that future generations will have the chance to witness the amazing diversity of animals that are fighting for their survival."
     
  • 2008 - The Allied Artists of America (AAA)
    http://www.alliedartistsofamerica.org
    Bonnie and the other artists in her family became members of the AAA in January, 2008.

    Founded in New York City in the year 1914 to the present, the Allied Artists of America, Inc. will continue to achieve its goal of furthering the cause of contemporary American artists. Allied Artists of America, Inc. is a non-profit National Art Society composed of artists & sculptors from across the country. The offices and exhibition galleries are both located at the elegant historical landmark, The National Arts Club.
     
  • 2006 - World Federation of Miniaturists
    http://www.worldfm.org
    The World Federation of Miniaturists was formed in 1995 as a loosely structured organisation of miniature art groups, united by a common purpose - expanding global participation, the understanding of, and support for miniature art.
     
  • 2006 - Miniature Art Society of Florida
    http://www.miniature-art.com
    The miniature art society of Florida, founded in Clearwater in 1974, encourages artists to become involved in the exciting world of miniaturism in the global resurgence of interest in the ancient art form of miniature painting and sculpture. It seeks to broaden the awareness of the public and collectors to the delicate beauty and refinement of this venerable art form. Its scholarship efforts assist talented young artists of the future.

     
  • 2005 - The Wildlife Art Society International
    http://www.twasi.com
    The Wildlife Art Society was founded in 1992 with the purpose of promoting a greater appreciation of the wildlife art genre, the animals, plants and wild places which provide the stimulus and inspiration for all such work. The Society acts as a forum for wildlife artists, providing opportunities for them to share their common interests and raise their individual profiles through Society exhibitions and other events. The Society also focuses members' attention on the activities in the national and international wildlife art arena.
     
  • 2005 - Marwell Wildlife Art Society
    http://www.miwas.co.uk
    The group is the largest wildlife art society in Europe, with members from all over the UK. We also have members from the Netherlands, Botswana, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, USA, Australia and South Africa.

    The MIWAS annual summer exhibition of wildlife art is in August and entry is open to all members. This show is currently the largest annual exhibition of wildlife art in Europe with nearly 700 exhibits displayed. There are many benefits to being in our group, so why not join us and enjoy being among like-minded wildlife artists from around the world?

    Since forming in 1999, MIWAS have donated over £50,000 towards Marwell's ongoing work with endangered species

    Bonnie and her family are the first US members of MIWAS.
     
  • 2003 - Artists for Conservation
    http://www.natureartists.com
    World leading online source for collectors of wildlife art and nature art. Browse buy and collect wildlife and nature art including western and native art work by leading painters photographers carvers and sculptors at the Worldwide Nature Artists Group - a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the nature and wildlife art community worldwide.
     
  • 2002 - Society of Animal Artists
    http://www.societyofanimalartists.com
    The Society of Animal Artists is an association of animal and wildlife painters and sculptors. Founded in 1960, the Society is devoted to promoting excellence in the portrayal of the creatures sharing our planet, and to the education of the public through its informative art seminars, lectures and teaching demonstrations. Some of the finest animal artists from the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, Japan, and Australia are represented in the Society's membership.
    Over the past 40 years the work created by these artists has established new standards of artistic excellence and respect, helping animal and wildlife art to achieve a place of honor in the field of fine art.

    Bonnie is a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists.
     

 

 
 
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