Vera Bonacci

"My goal in my current work is to go beyond realism and explore the energy, life, and vitality of the nature of my subject and theme. I hope you will enjoy the stories, be drawn into that kinetic energy and feel it in your own soul. I hope it will make you smile, wonder, tilt your head, and ponder."

Step it Up - Oil on canvas 20 x 30 in.

“I was born Jeannette Vera Luagina Veradina Bonacci in the United States, to Italian parents from San Mango d’Aquino. I grew up with the many traditions of food, faith and celebration. My father was a shoemaker and winemaker and my mom played the piano. The youngest of four children, I explored and invented in my own little world. I found art at a young age but had to fight for my desire to attend art classes and go on to college to major in Art and Theater. I became an Art Instructor for over 30 years and now I am finally doing what I have always wanted, to develop my own journey as an artist. My Art is signed using my birth name, Vera Bonacci, because my work reflects what is deep in my soul. My work is about celebration through dance, music and life’s moments of hope, joy, memories and just movement... Celebrating being human.”

Maypole - Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in.
Dance of the Divine - Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in.
Dancers on the Beach - Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in.
Dance Under Water - Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in.

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


 

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