Bonnie Guercio, Mixed Media Collage
While in undergraduate school, I worked with a professor who was an expert in paper conservation and museum practices. From her, I learned that paper is one of the strongest, long-lived, flexible, and most beautiful mediums with which to do art. Because of this training, I was able to work for a museum as a paper conservator while I was still in college.
Once I graduated from college, I returned to pottery making, my first artistic love. I continued taking pottery classes, and ultimately, I began teaching pottery making at the Arts and Science Center in Nashua, NH. Pottery became very important to me and paper became a side interest.
In 1986 I was hired as the art teacher for Clearway Alternative High School in Nashua, NH. After 20 years in that position, I retired at the end of the 2005/2006 school year. During the 20 years I worked at Clearway, I learned again how wonderful creating art with paper can be and now I work with papers that have come from all over the world.
To further my artistic options, I went back to school to learn how to use digital imaging software. In many of my pieces, I combine digital images and exotic papers.
You can visit my website at www.BonnieGuercio.com to view samples of my work.