"So where do you find your inspiration?" I think that might be the question we hear the most often in our booth. When you have a booth full of landscapes and wildlife, I have always joked that it looks like a version of "Travelrama" a game we played with our kids when they were little. Actually for eight months of the year we are traveling in our van across the country and all that time both of us are taking pictures. We are also talking with each other A LOT about what we see, what conversations we have with people in the booth and what we think will get us excited once we get back into the studio. If we had the luxury of just staying home and making new work then it would be easy but we have limitations. Each year we only have the ability to produce maybe 5 new pieces due to the laborious process of screenprinting. So there is always the struggle to decide what to make that both satisfies us artistically and still is something someone wants to put in their home. We each bring different ideas to the table and then we talk through them during the year. Sometimes a certain image we see though sparks something and we know automatically that it is the direction we want to go. This year we have really been drawn to the incredible cloud formations we have been seeing so we know that this will be playing a role in our new work. The other thing that has us both excited is this feel of the open road. We hear from so many people that our work encourages them to get out and go on a road trip and we really like that. Things will continue to evolve throughout the year and who knows what we will end up with?
Bonnie Harmston works side by side with her husband Steve and travels the art show circuit with him.