Watch for it! 30 in 30 in January!

Soon, I am going to participate in my second 30 paintings in 30 days challenge!

Here's September's collage of 30 paintings:

I will be also posting on my Facebook page, facebook.com/BonnieFergusonButler, so please go "Like" it now.

Ciao and Happy New Year!


20% off at Workhouse Arts Center this weekend

Run, don't walk, to the Workhouse Building W-9 this weekend! We're having a 20% reduction off on artwork sales over $100. I have many suggestions, if you need any. Plenty of my miniatures, crocheted scarves, photography, and fine art are just waiting on you and your last minute holiday gifting.

Rt 123 at Lorton Road
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079

Building 9 Hours 
Wednesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00pm


“Westpunt, Curaçao” wins a People's Choice award

“Westpunt, Curaçao” is a pastel painting by Bonnie Ferguson Butler of the westernmost community of this Dutch Antilles island near Venezuela. It won a People's Choice award in December at Workhouse Building W-9. Based on a photograph taken by the artist in Summer 2014, this piece depicts a colorful jumble of architecture across Westpuntbaai, which is an expanse of turquoise water dotted with fishing boats. These buildings cling to the edge of an eroding cliff over the Caribbean Sea with an uplifting Caribbean flair that can only be found in this region“Westpunt, Curaçao” is 12x16".

Bonnie Ferguson Butler is an award-winning painter and photographer, who exhibits in W-9 at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton and in many other regional exhibits. Her primary loves are painting outdoors and travel photography; she is Founder and President of the Pastel Society of Virginia. Butler's painting style is representational expressive, which is simultaneously loose and painterly. Keep up with her art activities and view her online gallery at bfbutler.blogspot.com. 


Workhouse Building W-9 has all your shopping needs covered!

The Associates in Building W-9 have a group Featured Artist exhibit with its theme, "Festive Lights."

See the Christmas Tree and our Small Works alcove for reasonably priced gifts - for your friends, your family, or yourself!

Our Gallery 902 exhibit shows our larger artwork and photography.

Our Second Saturday Opening Reception is December 13 from 6-9pm.

(Please click to enlarge the images. Thanks to Kathy Strauss for the photos.)


Westpunt, Curacao

My trip to Curacao over the summer will provide endless painting material over the winter, which won't be a bad thing at all.

This painting is based on a photo I took at Westpunt, which is Westpoint in Dutch. I was located at a restaurant across this bay, where a popular past time is jumping off a cliff into the blue water, below. (No, I didn't do it!)

Westpunt, Curacao
pastel on prepared pumice surface