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Getting to Know Artist Bonnie Wroe

[tps_header]I caught up with the very talented artist Bonnie Wroe, and we discussed her beautiful coloured pencil series Welcome to Babeville. Having met Bonnie at a party (one of the few she admits to attending in High school) in our teens, she told me about the influences behind her artwork. Bonnie has since completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts, graduating last year, showcasing a final collection of amazingly sweet bombshells. Bonnie told me about fashion, idols, inspiration, sadness and beauty, as well as her latest series, ‘Bawlin’ Babes’.[/tps_header] bonnie wroe artist resume (1) (dragged) 5

So I guess everyone starts drawing at a young age, was it the same for you?

I started drawing as soon as I could hold a pencil and I never really stopped. I drew people mostly, and I guess they became quite detailed from a young age, something that other kids weren’t doing. Because of this my Mum had to teach the 5 year old me to be humble, and to handle jealousy with grace. Schoolkids can be very mean when you are good at something! I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be an artist and I worked my ass off to make it happen. I devoted the majority of my time at high school to my art, and enrolled into the Quay School of Arts in Wanganui as soon as I left.

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Written by James Knapp

Feature writer at XYNZ Magazine. James is a design and media graduate from VUW with great taste.
Instagram @jamesalexanderknapp

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