Oil painter Bonnie Conrad portrays images of America’s western and rural heritage. Subjects range from Native American and cowboy or women, children and animals in a rural setting. Having lived on several ranches, including Wyoming, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Oregon and Texas with her ranch manager husband Roger, Conrad has been exposed to the West up close and personal. It drew her in and she paints it with exuberance. Education underpinning Bonnies production includes a B.A. in arts, a year studying under master draftsman Kent Goodliffe and workshops with some of her favorites including Dan Mieduch, Jim Wilcox, Matt Smith, Donald (Putt) Puttnam, Carolyn Anderson, Gary Kapp and William Reese as well as many trips to museums and galleries studying favorite works. What evolved is a painterly style enriched by a love of color and a striking portrayal of light. Conrad is honored as a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America (OPA) and American Women Artists (AWA). She has garnered several awards on a national level including Oil Painters of America “Honorable Mention”, American Plains Artists First Place Oil and Best of Show, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Poster Artist, St. George Arts Festival Best of Show, Zwei Tu Color Award Oil Painters of America, First Place Oil American Academy of Women Artists, Best of Show Western Spirit.