Bonny Macnab


Bonny Macnab has been an artist all her life. Growing up on the聽west coast in Canada she found out in school she excelled in art聽and all the variations of creativity it had to offer. After graduation聽she moved to the prairies where the wide open space, living close聽to the boreal forest and the long winters provide perfect聽opportunity to develop her skills. Her most recognized and聽awarded medium has been portraits in watercolor. She has been聽able to carry this into silk and finds that the silk provides another聽dimension to her work thru the movement of the fabric. Bonny聽found technically skilled silk painters and studied with them. She聽also attends retreats thought out the year with other accomplished聽artists that provides inspiration and knowledge. Bonny also host聽many classes and retreat to continue the shared learning and聽teaching. Mapleridge Gallery and studio overlooks a coulee where聽you can see rolling hills for miles.

Artist Statement

Everywhere I see beauty and emotion “in” the untold story. My聽intention with my art is to add interest to the 鈥渘ormal鈥 with shape color聽and brush stroke. Silk adds a third dimension, as well as movement to聽my work.聽Mary Edna Fraser inspired my idea and encouraged me to work with聽large pannels. I went to Santa Fe New Mexico to learn the process of聽dying silk.聽My hope is the viewer gets addicted to my curiosity of what is “in” life,聽and adds to the extraordinary pleasure of why I create.


Silk Artisan


Retail Representation:

, North Battleford, SK
, North Battleford, SK
Empress Decore and Flooring,聽North Battleford, SK
, Saskatoon, SK
, Saskatoon, SK
Prairie Unique, Saskatoon Airport, SK
, Turtleford, SK
, Lloydminster, SK
Resort at Cypress Hills, Cyress Hills, SK
, Moose Jaw, SK
, Paradise Hill, SK