Bonnie Perlin graduated from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and Spanish.
She taught full-time for several years in North Bellmore, Long Island and then worked as a substitute teacher in the Lawrence-Woodmere school district.
She left teaching to focus on painting. In 1988 she began studying painting under the tutelage of famed portrait painter, Charles Pasqualina. Her work has appeared in numerous juried shows and exhibitions in the New York area; among them, the mansion at Old Westbury Gardens, the Sea Cliff Gallery, the Roslyn School of Painting, the Sundance Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY, the Scherr Gallery in Aventura, FL, and the Robley Gallery in Roslyn, NY. She exhibited at the National Arts Club in Manhattan with the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club in their 99th annual exhibition to provide a grant to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She participated in the Artists’ Plate Project to feed the hungry at the Sea Cliff Gallery, and the 46th artists exhibition at the Hecksher Museum of Art.
The painting, “Abandoned”, was shown in an exhibit in the Boca Museum of Art in Boca Raton Florida, through the Artist’s Guild. Bonnie’s paintings are displayed in several private collections and professional offices including Peak Records in Los Angeles, California, and The Albany resort in the Bahamas. Bonnie served as the art consultant on the honorary committee for the ASCENT Funding Organization for autistic children on Long Island.
She is currently a professional member of the Boca Raton Museum of Art Professional Artists’ Guild, the Delray Art League and Art Serve of Fort Lauderdale, which provides programs, services, and facilities for the cultural community. Her painting, “Dusk Run”, won second place in the WITVA exhibit “In the Good Ole Summertime” at the Delray Beach Public Library. Her “Sunflower” painting was selected for the “Flower Power” exhibit at Palm Beach Airport. “A Day at the Beach” was featured on the cover of the September 15th issue of “Dan’s Paper, a Hamptons newspaper. She believes that there is always more to learn and expands her knowledge by taking workshops in the Hudson River Valley, Tuscany, New York City, South Florida and this fall in Provence.
Her work is currently shown with Easton Art Galleries, and The Heart of Delray Gallery where she also has her studio.