Kate Cheney Chappell 83 Center for Book Arts

Artist Book by Bonnie Faulkner

Bonnie Faulkner ’91

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Bonnie Faulkner

Bonnie Faulkner ‘91 is a Maine artist and graduate from the University of Southern Maine. She holds a BS in Art Education and a minor in Book Arts and received an MFA from Heartwood College of Art. Bonnie taught art for several years in both public and private schools. She is a prolific calligrapher and has taken several workshops in England with Master Calligraphers. Creating, designing and making artist’s books has been her passion for several years and she incorporates many surface design mediums and techniques in her work such as, mono print, block print, paste paper, stencil, calligraphy, watercolor, gouache, acrylic inks and others. Bonnie has been making mostly autobiographical books focusing on inner reflections and her life long connection with the natural world. She loves to make pop-up books or books that have the surprise of movement as well as working with miniature books. Recent autobiographical book themes include the great blue heron, United Society of Shakers, dragonflies, dreams, and the Heroine’s Journey. Bonnie also works with fused glass and is working on a series of small glass mandalas and has created a few multi media books including glass elements. She has served on numerous nonprofit boards and currently is on the boards of the Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts. She works in her home studio on the Cousins River in Yarmouth, Maine.