Shirley Bonas

Shirley Bonas

'Woodland', Watercolour

Shirley Bonas RBSA

Shirley gained a Diploma in Art and Design at Stourbridge College, followed by a degree in Fine Art at the University of Wolverhampton. She was a lecturer at Stourbridge College for many years. She was elected as an associate of the RBSA in 2012. Shirley has been awarded two ArtsCouncil/National Lottery Grants for her work in Adult Education and Community Arts Projects, followed in recent years by a Dudley Arts Council Grant for self-employment work in Adult Education. She previously held the position as President of Birmingham Watercolour Society. Work has regularly been exhibited in Open Exhibitions both locally and nationally and she has received various prizes and commendations over many years. Her recent work encompasses a love of the Wyre Forest and local countryside, during all seasons and all weathers, scents, colours, misty lights, gentle breezes and beckoning footpaths, building a relationship with the environment. Family life and travel are also typically found in her portfolio.