Christina Bonnett 2016 – 2018

I make paintings in watercolour, oil and acrylic as well as etchings. Subjects include landscape, buildings and the human form. I am excited by different media.

UPDATE: In 2018, I took part in Devon Open Studios 2018, Click here. (opens in a new window or tab)

It was a huge pleasure to share my studio with Christophe and it made the visitors’ trips all the more worthwhile with two artists to show them around. We both gave demonstrations of our work processes and some visitors were brave enough to have a go themselves.
In 2019, for various reasons, neither of us were able to repeat the collaboration and I have not joined any Open Studio art events. It is possible that I will have open days from time to time during the year. Visit my website to get the latest news.

About The Artist

All of my artworks begin with my surroundings and responding to them. It’s an emotional response that makes me want to capture that moment or mood. The response makes me look harder and keep looking. Sometimes I want to make a record then and there – either by sketching, making a detailed drawing, making notes, taking a photograph or all of those things. My surroundings vary, the mood varies, I vary – nothing stays the same – and so it is with the works I create.

Since living in Devon the landscape and weather of the area is a subject I return to often. The coast, farmland and wild moors as well as the wildlife and people each have their influences and continue to engage my creative aspirations.

My work includes oil paintings, watercolours and acrylic paintings. I also make original prints – etchings and linocuts as well as collography.

I like my work to be accessible to anyone and make Reproduction Prints of some of my paintings. Having had a framing business in the past I still do all my own framing at my studio.

Featured Image : Barber shop – oil painting

Artwork or Image Titles

Barber shop – oil painting
Nude Leaning – Etching
Violet Road Crest – Acrylic on board

Studio/Venue Address and Contact Details

Venue number: 35

Christina Bonnett
The Granary, Bourne,
Chulmleigh, EX18 7BB


Email: Please use my contact page


Travel Details:

No Public Transport.
Parking: On-street parking
Children: Child friendly Venue – Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Disabled Access: Poor: Although for those who can walk, there are just two steps and a rather steep slope. Fine once you are inside.

Directions: Northbound on A377. Left at Leigh Cross towards Bridge Reeve.
Right at Bridge, signed Dolton. After 200m Turn Right at Coles Cross to Bourne. The Granary is on the Left

NDArt Trek 2016 – September 10th to 25th – Opening Dates and Times

Weekend dates are Sept 10-11th, Sept 17-18th, Sept 24-25th
Open all 3 weekends of the Event?: Yes
Weekends Open: Sept 10-11th & Sept 17-18th, Sept 24-25th
Weekend Open Times: 10.30am – 4.30pm. Note: Afternoons only 12-4pm on 24th & 25th Sept
Weekday Open Dates & Times: Please call for an appointment.








6 thoughts on “Christina Bonnett 2016 – 2018”

  1. I know, how time flies! It would be great if you are able to come by Richard, and I hope to to see your work alongside Eilean Eland’s at the Plough. I imagine the paintings and ceramics sit well together. I’m sure it will be a popular venue. Best of Luck!

  2. It’s lovely to see artists planning to visit one another – the support and exchange of ideas between artists who so often are working alone, is one of the great things about Art trek:)

  3. Agree, it’s a great opportunity to build relationships with other artists as well with the public going round visiting the artists venues. As most artists across North Devon work in rural isolation, holding the annual North Devon Art Trek brings them closer and gives a chance for working together and maybe sharing venues and also the cost of doing the event. Please support the event as without the visitors, it wouldn’t happen!

  4. Bringing artists together is one of the great things about an open studios event. The supportive community vibe rubs off on the visitors and they will surely make contact again with the artists they meet in the event, even if they don’t buy on the spot.

    It’s all about building a relationship with people and widening an artists’s potential client base. Word of mouth is the best advert, and people buy from people they know and like, and from their recommendations too.

    For example, I don’t give print-making lessons – but I know other artists that do!


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