Bonny was born and raised in Kansas, and received a BFA from FHSU. She has also studied in France and Asia as well as traveled extensively throughout Europe. These influences have shaped her vision as an artist. Her artwork is meld of cultures, including Belgian linen, gouache and tempera paints, hand made rice papers, antique wood imprinting and 24K gold leafing. Imagination is the element used to unify the work of Bonny Hawley. Her tapestries celebrate life and stimulate the viewer’s imagination. To Bonny “Life and art are a continual and exciting growth process, open to experimentation and intellectual growth. She feels her greatest accomplishment has been raising her two sons, as a single parent and working artist.