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PETER BONNEY
Tractor and cottage


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PETER BONNEY
Towards the mountains


PETER BONNEY
Old truck and cottage


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PETER BONNEY
Little Karroo Cottage


PETER BONNEY
"Roadside"


PETER BONNEY
"This Far and no further"


PETER BONNEY
District Road


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PETER BONNEY
In The Mountains


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PETER BONNEY
Beaufort West Oxcart


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PETER BONNEY
Locals


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PETER BONNEY
Karroo Commuters


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PETER BONNEY
Derelict truck


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PETER BONNEY
Karroo Cyclist


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Artist's Statement

Peter Bonney is an industrial chemist / production manager turned artist. Born in the Cape in 1953, he grew up in Natal, matriculating from Durban High School in 1970.

He studied at the Natal Technikon and qualified with a national diploma in analytical chemistry in 1976, working primarily in the polyurethane industry, first as a chemist and then subsequently in production.

In 1983, after some twelve years in the industry, with wife and three children in tow, he chose to opt out of the rat race- dumping corporate ladder and career - to take up the passion of his youth - painting!

Over the ensuing years demand for his work has grown dramatically, and he has become well established in the South African contemporary art scene, and recognized and acknowledged in the media as being among the leaders in the hyper-realist school of painting in this country.

His style, use of the acrylic medium and his portrayal of the light and space so typical of the South African landscape are somewhat unique and enjoyed by many. His work is to be found in many corporate collections in this country, and in innumerable private collections both locally and abroad.

A 'mountain man' at heart, Bonney is currently based in the Eastern Freestate highlands, where he continues to produce his unique depictions of the South African landscape.

Biography

Peter began his painting career in 1981. Over the ensuing twenty-one years demand for his work has grown dramatically and he has become well established in the South African contemporary art scene, widely acknowledged as being among the leaders in the hyper-realist school of painting in this country. Over the years his work has found its way into the boardrooms, executive offices and collections of many of South Africa's leading corporate companies as well as into innumerable reputable private collections both locally and abroad. He now has twenty-five highly successful one-man exhibitions under his belt and has participated in innumerable group exhibitions over the past two decades.
 
Corporate Collections

Anglo American
A.F.C. Investments
Argus group
African life (Ltd)
Anglo Alpha
Amcoal
B.O.E
Buhler Pty (Ltd)
Cliff, Dekker and Todd attorneys
Coca Cola
Cargo Motors Group
Douglas Green Bellingham wines
Engen
First National Bank
Fed life Insurance
Fred Smollan Pty (Ltd)
Fluxman and Partners
Germiston City Council
Gypsum Industries
Graham Beck wines
Holdains (Ltd)
Hollandia Insurance
Heinz International
Investec Bank
Imperial Motors group
Kohler (Ltd)
Max Pollock and Freemantle
Mutual and Federal Insurance
Natal Building Society
Nedbank
Norman Bank Pty (Ltd)
Nitor Pty (Ltd)
Old Mutual
Penguin Films
Rand Merchant bank
Read - Educational Resources Literacy
Rustenburg Platinum Mines
Safmarine
Standard Bank
South African Breweries
Shepstone Whylie Attorneys
South African Airways
Spoornet
Telkom
Tiger Foods
 
Exhibition History
 
1985    9th anniversary group show - Crake Gallery
1986    First one-man show - Crake Gallery
            10th anniversary group show - Crake Gallery
1987    Second one-man show - Crake Gallery
            11th anniversary group show - Crake Gallery
1988    Inaugural exhibition - Strack van Shyndal Gallery
            Third one-man show - Crake Gallery
            Summer group show - Crake Gallery
1989    Fourth one-man show - Crake Gallery
            Winter group show - CrakeGgallery
1990    Directors collection "Survival" exhibition - Delta Park
            Inaugural exhibition - Gallery Plett
            Artists of the eighties - Rand Afrikaans University
            14th anniversary group show - Crake Gallery
            Fifth one-man show - Gallery Plett
            Sixth one-man show - Crake Gallery
1991    Directors collection - "In Full Flight" exhibition -Delta Park
            15th anniversary group show - Crake Gallery
            Spoornet "Brush with Steam" competition at Total Gallery
            Spoornet "Steam Celebration" exhibition - McGregor Museum Kimberly
            Seventh one-man show - Crake Gallery
1992    Eighth one-man show - Crake Gallery
            16th anniversary group show - Crake Gallery
1993    Ninth one-man show - Crake Gallery
            17th anniversary Group show - Crake Gallery
1994    tenth one-man show - Crake gallery
            18th anniversary group show - Crake Gallery
1995    Eleventh one-man show -Crake Gallery
            19th anniversary group show - Crake Gallery
1996    Twelfth one-man show - Village Studio Constantia, Cape Town
            Thirteenth one-man show - Crake Gallery
            20th anniversary group show - Crake Gallery
            Rose Korber's "Art  Salon at the Bay" - Camps Bay
1997    Fourteenth one-man show - Crake Gallery
            Fifteenth one-man show - Village Studio Constantia
            21st anniversary group show - Crake Gallery
            Rose Korber's "Art Salon at the Bay" - Camps Bay
1998    Sixteenth one-man show - Crake Gallery
            Seventeenth one-man show - Village Studio Constantia, Cape Town
            22nd anniversary group show - Crake Gallery
            Rose Korber's "Art Salon at the Bay" - Camps Bay
1999    23rd anniversary group show - Crake Gallery
            Eighteenth one-man show - Nova Constantia Cape Town
            Nineteenth one-man show - Crake Gallery
            Summer exhibition - Hout Street Gallery, Paarl
            Rose Korber's "Arty Salon at the Bay" - Camps Bay     
2000    23rd anniversary group show - Crake Gallery
            Twentieth one-man show - Crake Gallery
            Hout Street Gallery - Nederberg wine sales exhibition - Nederberg estate
            Rose Korber's "Art Salon at the Bay" - Bay Hotel, Camps Bay
2001    24th anniversary Group show - Crake Gallery
            Twenty-first one-man show - Crake Gallery
            Twenty-second one man show - Nova Constantia, Cape Town
            Johan Smith gallery Clarens - Inaugural exhibition group show "Freestate Flair"
            Rose Korber's "Art Salon at the Bay" - Bay Hotel, Camps Bay
             "Up and coming" group exhibition -The Soan Studio, London
2002    Twenty third one-man show - Nova Constantia, Cape Town
            Twenty forth one-man show - Crake gallery
            Twenty fifth one-man show -The Gallery, Cirencester, UK.
            Tenth anniversary Rose Korber's "Art  Salon at the Bay" - Bay Hotel, Camps Bay


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