Meet our 2020 Featured Artists
Stephen and Bonnie Harmston – Printmaking
HarmstonArts represents a partnership of 30 years of creativity. Though Stephen and Bonnie Harmston have both worked in different areas of the arts and selling to the public through all this time, today the work that they do together represents a new focus that reflects each of their unique sensibilities. Together they collaborate on designs that reflects a way of sharing their experiences from travels throughout the wild and rural parts of the land. Their silkscreen prints are the expression of an attachment to this imagery with simple, hand-cut shapes, overlaying a vibrant color palette of translucent and opaque colors.
They still embrace the craft of fine art printmaking, printing in very short, limited editions never making commercial reproductions of their work. Avoiding high tech equipment they continue to stay true to processes utilized from generations past to bring vibrant images to life in editions that remain at 50 or less.
Steve has a bachelor of fine arts in printmaking and has spent his career working as a commercial screen printer and as a printmaker in the fine arts. Bonnie has a degree in marketing and began selling jewelry at art fairs with her aunt in the 1970’s before moving into a career of sales. Their work has been sold to art collectors, corporate installations, and has frequently been used as promotional subjects for cultural events. They currently travel across the country sharing their work at fine art shows and exhibitions.