Bonnie Fraser Artist We are thrilled to have this talented young lady on board at Creative & Brave. Like many of our artists she is based in Aucklands Waitakere, a beautiful and inspiring place to live for any artist with a passion for capturing our native birds.

“I am an artist from Waitakere, and I paint birds wearing uniforms to suit their plumage and personalities. I have paintings in homes throughout New Zealand and internationally.  Starting at age eleven I sold my first painting to the headmaster of my primary school.  Since then I have had solo and group art exhibitions, won art awards, done multiple charity event fundraisers and made paintings for published books. I enjoy subtly challenging viewers thoughts about everyday things.  My art appears simple at first glance but there is a lot involved in behind the creation – lots of research and study, thinking and trialing.  I like my work to have a balance of great skill, freshness of ideas while appearing effortless to paint.  I need my art to give something back to the viewer and provide them with a good feeling and hopefully a smile.”