Lonnie has been creating monoprints for over twenty years. After growing up in a small town in Wisconsin, she studied fine art at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she earned her bachelor’s degree. She moved to the Boston area in 1990 and pursued printmaking at the DeCordova Museum School. There she discovered her love for monoprints. Over the years, she has exhibited widely in the New England area. She lives with her family in Carlisle.
Lonnie uses a variety of techniques in her work. Her one-of-a-kind prints contain scenes painted from nature: landscapes, still lifes, and organic forms that are simple, yet contain complexities of color, shapes, light and texture. She is inspired by the places she has visited, not only by their raw natural beauty, but also by the emotional responses they can elicit. Many of the images come from her own backyard, and from walks through the woods surrounding Concord and Carlisle.