The art of Daniel Bonnell is found in private collections, cathedrals and churches around the world. He holds a B.F.A. from the Atlanta College of Art and is finishing up his M.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art and Design. His major online gallery is found at www.BonnellArt.com.
To me painting is not about what I see, itís about what I donít see. This view is contained within my perception that philosophy, religion and art
are essentially transforms of one another. My interests lie within the beauty of ambiguity held within painting that pursues a sacred direction within the realm of Christology. Following the path of using a monastic discipline of Lectio Divina approach to my paintings allows a process of reading, reflecting, meditation and transformation to occur from my creation of the work itself to its own development and creation
back to me through a transformation or element of kenosis. I see an important aesthetic within that which is considered poor, both as in poverty as well as in spirit. Therefore I have chosen to approach my work from a discipline of both by painting with modest materials such
as grocery bags for canvas and my medium being miss-tinted discounted house paint, with crayons and graphite. This manner of working affirms my pursuit of inverted alchemy by seeing gold in the lead, not seeking to turn lead into gold.