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bonnie
PERLIN
florida artist bonnie perlin
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Insight
I am always inspired by my surroundings. I see beauty in so many things, beauty which I try to recapture in my paintings. My travels have provided me with an array of subject matter and since moving to Florida, my paintings reflect a tropical influence. Art has always played an important part in my life. If I am not painting in my studio,
I am attending art classes, workshops, or visiting galleries and museums. Painting is many things to me. It gives me an opportunity to express myself and the satisfaction that my work pleases the viewer. There is no greater pleasure than having people enjoy something that I have painted, especially when painting is something that I love to do. The best part of it all is that I am able to do what I love every day.
 

Story
Bonnie Perlin graduated from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and Spanish. She taught full-time for several years in North Bellmore, Long Island and then worked as a substitute teacher in the Lawrence-Woodmere school district. She left teaching to focus on painting. In 1988 she began studying painting under the tutelage of famed portrait painter, Charles Pasqualina.

Her work has appeared in numerous juried shows and exhibitions in the New York area; among them, the mansion at Old Westbury Gardens, the Sea Cliff Gallery, the Roslyn School of Painting, the Sundance Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY, the Scherr Gallery in Aventura, FL, and the Robley Gallery in Roslyn, NY. She exhibited at the National Arts Club in Manhattan with the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club in their 99th annual exhibition to provide a grant to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She participated in the Artists’ Plate Project to feed the hungry at the Sea Cliff Gallery, and the 46th artists exhibition at the Hecksher Museum of Art. The painting, "Abandoned" was shown in an exhibit in the Boca Museum of Art in Boca Raton Florida, through the Artist's Guild. Bonnie’s paintings are displayed in several private collections and professional offices including Clarendon Insurance Company in New Jersey and Peak Records in Los Angeles, California. Bonnie is a member of ArtServe of Fort Lauderdale, which provides programs services and facilities for the cultural community.

Bonnie served as the art consultant on the honorary committee for the ASCENT Funding Organization for autistic children on Long Island. She is currently a professional member of the Boca Raton Museum of Art Professional Artists’ Guild and the Delray Art League.

Her painting, “Dusk Run”, won second place in the WITVA exhibit “In the Good Ole Summertime” at the Delray Beach Public Library. Her “Sunflower” painting was selected for the “Flower Power” exhibit at Palm Beach Airport. “A Day at the Beach” was featured on the cover of the September 15th issue of “Dan’s Paper”, a Hampton, Long Island weekly newspaper.

Her work is available for viewing at The Heart of Delray Gallery 1440 North Federal Hwy  Delray Beach, FL 33483, where she also has her studio.

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