Elfi Bonn

Elfi Bonn

Location: Mexico

Hello -- my passion for painting has taken me on a journey involving water colors, acrylics and oils, the latter in which I mostly indulge. Time has evolved my subject matter and style although I still lean toward portraiture of indigenous people and their simplified lifestyles which for me, display a kind of subtle and gentle joy of the mundane routines of life. This densely tropical region also inspires me to put brush to canvas spot-lighting nature at her most decadent best.

I am self-taught, riding on the sheer joy of creation which is a reflection of my own life's experiences as well as an innate desire to be heard through my art.

If you have questions regarding my paintings or wish to purchase one, please contact me. Thank you.



Portraits of animals in nature.

Flamingo Grove “Flamingo Grove”

Colorful flamingos wade in water.

Acrylic on wrap-around canvas 35 x 45 cms.

Fierce Mama “Fierce Mama”

Ginger cat with her kitten looking indignant at the intrusion.

Oil on canvas 30 x 40 cm

Hitching a Ride “Hitching a Ride”

Pelicans on a boat.

Acrylic on wood, 8 x 10 inches.

Pretty in Pink “Pretty in Pink”

A lone flamingo wades in water.

Acrylic on wood 10 x 12 inches.

Dolphin Sunset “Dolphin Sunset”

Dolphins play in the surf.

Oil on canvas sheet, 17 x 22 inches.

Don't Ruffle My Feathers “Don't Ruffle My Feathers”

Pelicans having an argument.

Acrylic on wood 8 x 10 inches.

Crosswalk “Crosswalk”

Two flamingos cross paths.

Acrylic on wood, 8 x 10 inches.

Three Musketeers “Three Musketeers”

Three pelicans having a conference.

Acrylic on wood, 8 x 10 inches.

Blues on the Wing “Blues on the Wing”

Two blue hummingbirds amidst the flowers.

Acrylic on canvas, large -- 36 x 40 inches.