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Bonnie Marris has been studying and painting wolves, foxes, dogs and horses since childhood. She remembers her family home as a refuge for anyone in trouble, human or animal. “At one time we had two wolves and a three-month-old coyote living with us,” she recalls with a smile. Always, when Marris wasn’t around animals, she was painting them, and this love led her to pursue degrees in zoology and animal behavior. Animals are an integral part of both her life and her art.

She cites David Shephard, the great British painter and preservationist, as her hero and mentor. His mastery of color and pure magic on canvas, she says, motivate her every day to become more skillful, to make an animal seem to step off the linen canvas so that viewers hold their breath in preparation for the meeting. If anyone has never had the opportunity to see a fox running through a field and stopping suddenly to listen for a mouse, or to watch a pack of wild wolves at play, Marris wants to give that person some of the experience with a painting.

She also wants to let viewers see each animal she paints as an individual, to connect with its soul. “We all know that our dogs and cats have personalities and their own ways of being,” she says. “Well, this is also true of grizzlies, of horses, of wolves—all nature’s creatures. Once in Alaska, about thirty yards from my campsite, one wolf from a pack of twenty got down on her front elbows and wagged her tail at me in play mode. Another time a coyote spent a whole morning watching me watch a grizzly—and then hiked with me all afternoon and sat on a nearby hillside while I waited for more bears. A very grateful wild skunk once patiently let me clean caked mud off him after he had been stuck in a window well. Another skunk, very tame (or so I thought), attacked me while we were just walking in the woods.” Marris treasures her encounters with wildlife, and experiential uniqueness informs all of her paintings.

Studying color and light, Marris says, has become an obsession with her. “Color sets a mood, an atmosphere that can create feelings ranging from contentment to terror. There are colors within colors, too. The many colors in a shadow, for instance, convey cold or heat. The way light plays with the subject is also very important. Light may dance across snow or water, then lead the eye through the thick fur of a wolf’s neck or flash in the corner of a cougar’s eye. I’m fascinated by hue changes in light as it ages with the day.”

Marris is very much a loner, spending most of her time in the fields and woods with a horse or a dog. She does a lot of outdoor photography and sketching and tries to take one major field/research trip a year. Watching polar bears along Hudson Bay, grizzlies fishing in Alaska, or elk sparring and bugling is thrilling, Marris says, but at the same time she finds herself impatient to get back to the studio to paint these sights. --Then, back in the studio, she can’t wait to get outdoors again!

The passion Bonnie Marris has for wilderness, for animals, and for light and color come together in her art, and she feels her work has accomplished its purpose when a viewer feels that same passion.

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      • Bonnie Marris, "Hanging Out"
        Apr. 13, 2024

        Bonnie Marris, "Hanging Out"

        Est: $2,500 - $4,500

        Bonnie Marris (b. 1951), "Hanging Out", Oil on board, Signed lower right

        Scottsdale Art Auction, LLC
      • Bonnie Marris's "The Terrible Twos" Limited Edition Canvas
        Mar. 23, 2024

        Bonnie Marris's "The Terrible Twos" Limited Edition Canvas

        Est: $100 - $125

        Bonnie Marris's "The Terrible Twos" limited edition canvas, signed and numbered 55/225 lower left. This piece is of a gallopping horse, kicking up dust. It is in excellent condition as well as the frame, and is included with a certificate of authenticity. Image: 10" x 13. Frame: 15" x 18".

        Oakwood Auctions
      • Bonnie Marris (1951- ), Fox on the Rocks
        Feb. 17, 2024

        Bonnie Marris (1951- ), Fox on the Rocks

        Est: $8,000 - $12,000

        Title: Fox on the Rocks Dimensions: 22 x 18 Framed Dimensions: 29 3/4 x 25 7/8 x 2 Signature: signed lower right: BK Marris ©

        Jackson Hole Art Auction
      • Bonnie Marris Wolfsong Limited Edition Print
        Nov. 25, 2023

        Bonnie Marris Wolfsong Limited Edition Print

        Est: $125 - $175

        25 3/4" by 20 1/2". 5 of 550

        Davis Brothers Auction
      • Bonnie Marris Dog Days Limited Print
        Nov. 25, 2023

        Bonnie Marris Dog Days Limited Print

        Est: $50 - $75

        29 1/2" by 23 1/4". 5 of 1000

        Davis Brothers Auction
      • Bonnie Marris's "The Gifts of Spring" Limited Edition Canvas
        Nov. 25, 2023

        Bonnie Marris's "The Gifts of Spring" Limited Edition Canvas

        Est: $200 - $250

        Bonnie Marris's "The Gifts of Spring" limited edition canvas, signed and numbered 93/150 lower right. This piece is of a herd of buffalo in an open field, amid a bright blue sky. This piece is in excellent condition and has been professionally stretched over a stretcher board.

        Oakwood Auctions
      • Bonnie Marris Buffalo Oil Painting
        Nov. 04, 2023

        Bonnie Marris Buffalo Oil Painting

        Est: $8,000 - $12,000

        Title is Roaming Free. Oil on Canvas. 12" by 16" unframed. 19 3/4" by 23 7/8" framed. Bonnie Marris (Born 1951) is active/lives in Michigan. Bonnie Marris is known for Painting, animals in action. Bonnie Marris, b. Michigan, United States Bonnie Marris has taken an unusual path into art: she developed her talent by portraying animals "from the inside out." While she was a student at Michigan State University, Bonnie illustrated several major books. One volume she worked on was a leading expert mammalogist's text that contained several hundred drawings and detailed studies. This massive project attracted the attention of noted zoologist George Schaller, who invited Bonnie to prepare the art for posters that would support his worldwide rare animal relief programs.

        Davis Brothers Auction
      • Bonnie Marris (1951-), A Bond So Strong
        Sep. 16, 2023

        Bonnie Marris (1951-), A Bond So Strong

        Est: $20,000 - $30,000

        Title: A Bond So Strong Dimensions: 36 x 48 Framed/base dimensions: 44 3/4 x 57 x 3 1/4 Signature: signed lower right: B L Marris

        Jackson Hole Art Auction
      • Bonnie Marris, "Roaming Free"
        Aug. 26, 2023

        Bonnie Marris, "Roaming Free"

        Est: $2,500 - $3,500

        Painting

        Scottsdale Art Auction, LLC
      • Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" Limited Edition Canvas
        Mar. 04, 2023

        Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" Limited Edition Canvas

        Est: $225 - $275

        Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" limited edition canvas, signed and numbered 12/75. This piece is of a closeup of two wolves howling. This canvas has been professionally custom framed. American Artist American Artist

        Oakwood Auctions
      • Bonnie Marris (1951- ), Splendor in the Grass
        Sep. 17, 2022

        Bonnie Marris (1951- ), Splendor in the Grass

        Est: $7,000 - $10,000

        Bonnie Marris (1951- ), oil on canvas, 15 x 30, signed lower right: B L Marris

        Jackson Hole Art Auction
      • Bonnie Marris (1951- ), Horse in Snow
        Sep. 17, 2022

        Bonnie Marris (1951- ), Horse in Snow

        Est: $8,000 - $12,000

        Bonnie Marris (1951- ), oil on board, 24 x 36, signed lower right: BLMarris ©

        Jackson Hole Art Auction
      • Bonnie Marris (1951- ), Leaving the Den
        Sep. 17, 2022

        Bonnie Marris (1951- ), Leaving the Den

        Est: $15,000 - $25,000

        Bonnie Marris (1951- ), Oil on board, 28 x 40, signed lower left: B L Marris

        Jackson Hole Art Auction
      • Bonnie Marris (1951- ), Unforgettable
        Sep. 17, 2022

        Bonnie Marris (1951- ), Unforgettable

        Est: $2,500 - $4,500

        Bonnie Marris (1951- ), oil on canvas, 14 x 11, signed lower left: B L Marris ©

        Jackson Hole Art Auction
      • Bonnie Marris (1951- ), Relentless Winter
        Sep. 17, 2022

        Bonnie Marris (1951- ), Relentless Winter

        Est: $40,000 - $60,000

        Bonnie Marris (1951- ), oil on canvas, 48 x 60, signed lower right: B L Marris

        Jackson Hole Art Auction
      • Bonnie Marris (1951- ), Wolves
        Sep. 17, 2022

        Bonnie Marris (1951- ), Wolves

        Est: $7,000 - $10,000

        Bonnie Marris (1951- ), oil on canvas, 18 x 30, signed lower right: BLMarris ©

        Jackson Hole Art Auction
      • BONNIE MARRIS "COURTSHIP" OIL ON CANVAS
        Apr. 03, 2022

        BONNIE MARRIS "COURTSHIP" OIL ON CANVAS

        Est: -

        Bonnie Marris (Born 1951) "Courtship" Oil on Canvas. Bonnie Marris has taken an unusual path into art: she developed her talent by portraying animals "from the inside out." While she was a student at Michigan State University, Bonnie illustrated several major books. One volume she worked on was a leading expert mammologist's text that contained several hundred drawings and detailed studies. This massive project attracted the attention of noted zoologist George Schaller, who invited Bonnie to prepare the art for posters that would support his worldwide rare animal relief programs. Beyond academic training and emotional involvement, art requires another element for which there is no substitute: experience. Each year, Bonnie makes two major trips, and countless smaller ones, to observe and learn about the wildlife she loves. Her works are represented in numerous prestigious collections and won awards such as the Autry National Center, Masters of The American West, Bob Kuhn Wildlife Award, Los Angeles, CA, 2014, Autry National Center, Masters of The American West, Artist's Choice Award, Los Angeles, CA, 2014, Autry National Center, Masters of The American West, Patron's Choice Award, Los Angeles, CA, 2014. This painting includes a copy of the original purchase receipt from Jackson Hole Art Auction, and 2015 invitation for a private dinner and gallery talk with Bonnie Marris at The Autry. Artist: Bonnie Marris Title: "Courtship" Medium: Oil on Canvas Signature Type: Hand Signed Signature Location: Lower Right Site Measurement: 30x40 in. Keywords: Southwest, Western, Painting, OriginalArt; Ref: BD1175

        Bradford's
      • Bonnie Marris, Michigan (b. 1951), Wolves, oil on board
        Jan. 29, 2022

        Bonnie Marris, Michigan (b. 1951), Wolves, oil on board

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Bonnie Marris Michigan, (b. 1951) Wolves oil on board signed lower right, framed.

        Link Auction Galleries
      • Bonnie Marris “Mom’s Shadow” Signed Lithograph
        Jan. 15, 2022

        Bonnie Marris “Mom’s Shadow” Signed Lithograph

        Est: -

        Piece is numbered 267 of 1000 and has an approximate frame measurement of 25 x 29.75” with the print measuring approximately 16 x 20.5“ NR12773 AG

        EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
      • Bonnie Marris's "The Gifts Of Spring" Limited Edition Canvas
        Dec. 05, 2021

        Bonnie Marris's "The Gifts Of Spring" Limited Edition Canvas

        Est: $200 - $225

        Bonnie Marris's "The Gifts Of Spring" limited edition canvas signed and numbered 93/150. This canvas is in mint condition and has never been framed.

        Oakwood Auctions
      • Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" Limited Edition Canvas
        Dec. 05, 2021

        Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" Limited Edition Canvas

        Est: $375 - $475

        Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" limited edition canvas, signed and numbered 12/75. This piece is of a closeup of two wolves howling. This canvas has been professionally custom framed.

        Oakwood Auctions
      • Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" Limited Edition Canvas
        Dec. 05, 2021

        Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" Limited Edition Canvas

        Est: $350 - $400

        Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" limited edition canvas signed and numbered 9/25. This canvas is in mint condition and unstretched, and has never been framed. Art.

        Oakwood Auctions
      • Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" Limited Edition Canvas
        Oct. 23, 2021

        Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" Limited Edition Canvas

        Est: $475 - $525

        Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" limited edition canvas, signed and numbered 12/75. This piece is of a closeup of two wolves howling. This canvas has been professionally custom framed.

        Oakwood Auctions
      • Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" Limited Edition Canvas
        Oct. 23, 2021

        Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" Limited Edition Canvas

        Est: $450 - $500

        Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" limited edition canvas signed and numbered 9/25. This canvas is in mint condition and unstretched, and has never been framed. Art.

        Oakwood Auctions
      • Edge of the Pond by Bonnie Marris (1951- )
        Sep. 18, 2021

        Edge of the Pond by Bonnie Marris (1951- )

        Est: $15,000 - $25,000

        Bonnie Marris (1951- ), Edge of the Pond, oil on canvas, 24 x 48, signed lower left

        Jackson Hole Art Auction
      • Wolf in the Pines by Bonnie Marris (1951- )
        Sep. 18, 2021

        Wolf in the Pines by Bonnie Marris (1951- )

        Est: $18,000 - $24,000

        Marris, Bonnie (1951- ), Wolf in the Pines, 2021, oil, 36 x 36, signed lower right

        Jackson Hole Art Auction
      • Autumn Bear by Bonnie Marris (1951- )
        Sep. 18, 2021

        Autumn Bear by Bonnie Marris (1951- )

        Est: $18,000 - $24,000

        Bonnie Marris (1951- ), Autumn Bear, 2021, oil, 30 x 48, signed lower right

        Jackson Hole Art Auction
      • Bonnie Marris "Courtship" Original Oil On Canvas Art
        Sep. 11, 2021

        Bonnie Marris "Courtship" Original Oil On Canvas Art

        Est: -

        Bonnie Marris "Courtship" Original Oil On Canvas Art

        Fidelity Estate Services
      • Bonnie Marris Signed Limited Edition Lithograph w/ C. O. A.
        Aug. 28, 2021

        Bonnie Marris Signed Limited Edition Lithograph w/ C. O. A.

        Est: -

        Titled: “ Lady Marmalade’s Bed & Breakfast”. Signed In The Lower Right Corner. #212/1000. Frame Measures Approximately 15in X 25in. Art Measures Approximately 8in X 17in. Bh14576 Zh

        EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
      • BONNIE MARRIS (Michigan, born 1951) three offset lithographs
        Aug. 18, 2021

        BONNIE MARRIS (Michigan, born 1951) three offset lithographs

        Est: -

        BONNIE MARRIS (Michigan, born 1951) three offset lithographs: "Best Friends," "Mom's Shadow," and "Other Footsteps." Each signed, edition 482/850, 283/1000, and 697/950, images measure from 8.25" x 12" to 16.5" x 21", unframed, in original folios.

        O'Gallerie
      • BONNIE MARRIS (Michigan, born 1951) two offset lithographs
        Aug. 18, 2021

        BONNIE MARRIS (Michigan, born 1951) two offset lithographs

        Est: -

        BONNIE MARRIS (Michigan, born 1951) two offset lithographs: "New Beginnings," bison and a forest fire; elk and swans in winter. Both signed, edition 734/1000 and 268/1000, images measure 28.25" x 20" and 15" x 28", unframed. "New Beginnings" includes its original folio.

        O'Gallerie
      • BONNIE MARRIS (Michigan, born 1951) two offset lithographs
        Aug. 18, 2021

        BONNIE MARRIS (Michigan, born 1951) two offset lithographs

        Est: -

        BONNIE MARRIS (Michigan, born 1951) two offset lithographs, "Mom's Shadow" and "Kenai Dusk," both signed, 587/1000 and an artist's proof 29/50, images measure 16.5" x 21" and 20.75" x 29", unframed, with original folios.

        O'Gallerie
      • BONNIE MARRIS (Michigan, born 1951) two offset lit
        Jun. 07, 2021

        BONNIE MARRIS (Michigan, born 1951) two offset lit

        Est: $200 - $300

        BONNIE MARRIS (Michigan, born 1951) two offset lithographs: "Kenai Dusk," a wolf, and "The Playground Show-Off," mares watching a playful foal. Each pencil signed and numbered. Includes certificates of authenticity. In wood frames; 30.25" x 38.25" and 26.5" x 43" overall.

        O'Gallerie
      • BONNIE MARRIS (Michigan, born 1951) oil on canvas,
        Jun. 07, 2021

        BONNIE MARRIS (Michigan, born 1951) oil on canvas,

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        BONNIE MARRIS (Michigan, born 1951) oil on canvas, coyote in a field of grass. Signed lower right. Image measures 16" x 12". In a wood frame; 22.5" x 18.5" overall.

        O'Gallerie
      • BONNIE MARRIS (Michigan, born 1951) acrylic on can
        Jun. 07, 2021

        BONNIE MARRIS (Michigan, born 1951) acrylic on can

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        BONNIE MARRIS (Michigan, born 1951) acrylic on canvas, "Night Secrets," deer near a stream. Signed lower right. Label attached verso from the GWS Galleries, Carmel, CA. Image measures 8" x 14". In a wood frame; 12.5" x 18.5" overall.

        O'Gallerie
      • Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" Limited Edition Canvas
        Jan. 02, 2021

        Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" Limited Edition Canvas

        Est: $600 - $750

        Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" limited edition canvas, signed and numbered 12/75. This piece is of a closeup of two wolves howling. This canvas has been professionally custom framed.

        Oakwood Auctions
      • Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" Limited Edition Canvas
        Jan. 02, 2021

        Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" Limited Edition Canvas

        Est: $450 - $500

        Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" limited edition canvas signed and numbered 9/25. This canvas is in mint condition and unstretched, and has never been framed. Art.

        Oakwood Auctions
      • Bonnie Marris's "The Gifts Of Spring" Limited Edition Canvas
        Jan. 02, 2021

        Bonnie Marris's "The Gifts Of Spring" Limited Edition Canvas

        Est: $300 - $325

        Bonnie Marris's "The Gifts Of Spring" limited edition canvas signed and numbered 93/150. This canvas is in mint condition and has never been framed.

        Oakwood Auctions
      • Bonnie Marris's "The Gifts Of Spring" Limited Edition Canvas
        Dec. 06, 2020

        Bonnie Marris's "The Gifts Of Spring" Limited Edition Canvas

        Est: $600 - $700

        Bonnie Marris's "The Gifts Of Spring" limited edition canvas signed and numbered 93/150. This canvas is in mint condition and has never been framed.

        Oakwood Auctions
      • Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" Limited Edition Canvas
        Dec. 06, 2020

        Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" Limited Edition Canvas

        Est: $600 - $750

        Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" limited edition canvas, signed and numbered 12/75. This piece is of a closeup of two wolves howling. This canvas has been professionally custom framed.

        Oakwood Auctions
      • Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" Limited Edition Canvas
        Dec. 06, 2020

        Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" Limited Edition Canvas

        Est: $700 - $800

        Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" limited edition canvas signed and numbered 9/25. This canvas is in mint condition and unstretched, and has never been framed. Art.

        Oakwood Auctions
      • Wet 'N Wild by Bonnie Marris (1951- )
        Sep. 19, 2020

        Wet 'N Wild by Bonnie Marris (1951- )

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        Bonnie Marris (1951- ), oil on canvas, 24 x 36, signed lower right: BLMarris ©

        Jackson Hole Art Auction
      • Family Reunion by Bonnie Marris (1951- )
        Sep. 19, 2020

        Family Reunion by Bonnie Marris (1951- )

        Est: $18,000 - $24,000

        Bonnie Marris (1951- ), oil on canvas, 48 x 36, signed lower right: BLMarris

        Jackson Hole Art Auction
      • Forest Voices by Bonnie Marris (1951- )
        Sep. 19, 2020

        Forest Voices by Bonnie Marris (1951- )

        Est: $18,000 - $24,000

        Bonnie Marris (1951- ), oil on canvas, 30 x 48, signed lower right: BLMarris

        Jackson Hole Art Auction
      • Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" Limited Edition Canvas
        Aug. 15, 2020

        Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" Limited Edition Canvas

        Est: $600 - $750

        Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" limited edition canvas, signed and numbered 12/75. This piece is of a closeup of two wolves howling. This canvas has been professionally custom framed. The distinctive howl of the wolf song is one of the most remarked upon, an almost hypnotic and magical quality of the animal. Hearing this sound is an experience few listeners ever forget. "My life long love affair with wolves is epitomized and celebrated with Sing Out," says artist Bonnie Marris of her latest fine art limited edition. "Wolves have a very special way of sharing good things and bad things-they celebrate both. When puppies are born, the pack breaks into a glorious excited howl with tails wagging. When a pack member returns from an absence, a wonderful reunion howl is the welcoming. When a pack member is lost or dies, again the shared chorus begins. This painting is a celebration of the good and the bad of life. It celebrates bonds of friendship, love and loyalty. This original hangs over the fireplace in my home." - Bonnie Marris

        Oakwood Auctions
      • Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" Limited Edition Canvas
        Aug. 15, 2020

        Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" Limited Edition Canvas

        Est: $700 - $800

        Bonnie Marris's "Sing Out" limited edition canvas signed and numbered 9/25. This canvas is in mint condition and unstretched, and has never been framed. This piece of art is of wolves howling. WildlifeArt. The distinctive howl of the wolf song is one of the most remarked upon, an almost hypnotic and magical quality of the animal. Hearing this sound is an experience few listeners ever forget. "My life long love affair with wolves is epitomized and celebrated with Sing Out," says artist Bonnie Marris of her latest fine art limited edition. "Wolves have a very special way of sharing good things and bad things-they celebrate both. When puppies are born, the pack breaks into a glorious excited howl with tails wagging. When a pack member returns from an absence, a wonderful reunion howl is the welcoming. When a pack member is lost or dies, again the shared chorus begins. This painting is a celebration of the good and the bad of life. It celebrates bonds of friendship, love and loyalty. This original hangs over the fireplace in my home." - Bonnie Marris

        Oakwood Auctions
      • Bonnie Marris (born 1951) Red Fox in Snow 22 x 28in framed 30 x 36in
        Aug. 04, 2020

        Bonnie Marris (born 1951) Red Fox in Snow 22 x 28in framed 30 x 36in

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        Bonnie Marris (born 1951) Red Fox in Snow signed 'BLMarris ©' (lower right) oil on board 22 x 28in framed 30 x 36in For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • Bonnie Marris (born 1951) Red Fox 12 x 22in (framed 20 x 30in)
        Aug. 04, 2020

        Bonnie Marris (born 1951) Red Fox 12 x 22in (framed 20 x 30in)

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        Bonnie Marris (born 1951) Red Fox signed 'BLMarris ©' (lower right) oil on canvas 12 x 22in framed 20 x 30in For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
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