In Memory of Bonnie Roth Anderson
We lost a matriarch of the Annapolis painting community last night. She was one of the founders of both the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters and the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association. In 2002 she won the prestigious Annie Award in Visual Arts from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.
At 14, I took my first class at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts from Bonnie. She was a tough inspiring teacher.
Bonnie was one of the first in our area to travel to Provincetown, Massachusetts for study with Henry Hensche at the Cape School of Art in the summer of 1975. She encouraged other now prominent artists to follow including David Lawton, John Ebersberger and Lee Boynton.
She will be missed. Rest in peace Bonnie.
By Abigail McBride