Todd Bonita “The Green Dory”
16 x 20 inches, oil on canvas on board
Todd Bonita fell in love with the ocean while growing up in Winthrop, Massachusetts, a small New England harbor town outside of Boston. After graduating from the Art Institute of Boston, Todd continued the study of classical painting and drawing at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. A twelve year career as an illustrator, that included a creatively-explorative period, working as a muralist, sculptor and designer followed. Todd has focused full time on fine art oil painting since 2006, creating works for art galleries and collectors.
Artist Statement: I love painting coastal New England imagery outdoors in plein air, equally as much as crafting more involved compositions in my studio. I've always lived by the ocean, so boats, the salt air and the romance of the sea have found their way into my creative imagination. Some of my work is inspired by the long history of romantic and symbolic imagery that the sea possesses. Other works simply represent my love of design and picture making.