Bonnie Ellis is an American painter, she was born and raised in West Texas. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. After graduation Ellis has lived and worked in Texas, New Mexico, Minnesota, and California.
“My passion is to create images that illicit a memory, a place, a time, a moment, a melody or even an unmet desire. The goal is that when someone views one of my pieces it engenders thoughts of a place in which that person would want to live…home. When a viewer comments on one of my paintings saying, ‘I want to live in that place. . .I want to live there,’ I know that what needed to be accomplished in this outward form of expression indeed was.”