Author Archives: Buffalo Bonker

About Buffalo Bonker

Buffalo Bonker was born and raised in Orange County, California. He first learned to draw portraits as a child and began to receive commissions for portraits and murals as young as age 10. He further developed his painting style and technique over the years by disciplined self-study and by immersing himself in the strong artist communities of Santa Cruz and Marin Counties in California. Desiring to focus on his painting with less distraction, he eventually relocated to Iowa, where he currently resides.

New painting

George, 24 x 36 acrylic on canvas  Advertisements

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Second perspective portrait 

   This is the second painting I have done using perspective shaped canvas. Based on Rembrandt’s Jesus. 

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Perspective canvas

This new piece is in experimentation with oddly shaped canvases custom-made by myself. Hopefully you will be able to see this one at the Iowa State fair   

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Declaration of Independence 

   This 5 foot by 3 foot painting has been a long time in the making. The final touches were prone last night and it is ready to hang ad Firetrucker Brewery in Ankeny for May and June.  

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“Two out of Three Friends”

New painting from the studio

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Lincoln split portrait

I completed my largest portrait to date. At four foot square this split portrait of Abraham Lincoln continues the tradition on larger than life representations of Abe’s likeness. acrylic on canvas.

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Trifecta of portraits

One last commissioned painting all for the same family.

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Experimenting with non-flat surface.

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One week till Open Studio at the Fitch

Come check out my new work at studio 405.

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Whistler’s Mother

Parts of a new painting drying on the studio’s new sound system. Looking forward to seeing this new technique complete.. y

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