Todd Bonita earned his BFA with honors from the Art Institute of Boston in 1996. He was awarded “Best in Illustration” and the “AIB Purchase
Award.” From 2000-2002 he continued his post baccalaureate study of classical painting and drawing at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine
Arts in Philadelphia. He periodically continues private study of the French Academy drawing and painting tradition with noted instructors from
The Paul Ingbretson Atelier in Manchester, New Hampshire and Dennis Cheaney at the New England Realist Art center in Boston.
He began his career as an illustrator and mural painter creating works for newspapers, magazines, book publishers and design firms. His
clients included Disney, MTV, Random House, Simon and Schuster, McGraw Hill, Houghton Mifflin, United Way and dozens of others. His
illustrations appear in over thirty books. He has worked for many of the major book publishing companies and is represented in the children’s
Massachusetts State Police of the five fallen officers who were killed in the line of duty.
In 1997 he worked as a chainsaw sculptor on Cape Cod for World Champion chainsaw artist, Barre Pinske.
From 2000-2003 he worked for A.C.Coin and slot company illustrating and designing imagery, murals and sculpture for the gaming industry.
His work can be seen in casinos all over the world. His most recent staff position was at the Foreside Company in Portland, Maine where he
designed, illustrated, sculpted and created merchandise for the home decor industry. His wall art, designs, and sculptures can be found in
TJMaxx, Home Goods, Home Depot, boutiques and gift shops in all fifty states and parts of Canada.
Todd lives on the New Hampshire Seacoast with his wife and son, and paints in his studio at “The Button Factory" in Portsmouth, NH.
Kennedy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH: http://www.kennedygalleryandframing.com/index.html
Art 3 Gallery, Manchester, NH: http://www.art3gallery.com/Pages/ToddBonita.htm
Gallery 51, Meredith, NH (Lake Winnipesaukee): http://www.artgalleriesnh.com/bonita.htm
Rockport Art Association, Rockport, Mass: http://www.rockportartassn.org/
Art House GalleryBrewster, Mass (Cape Cod): http://www.arthousecapecod.com/ToddBonita.php
Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown, Mass (Cape Cod): http://bowersockgallery.com/
The Art House Gallery UK, Cornwall England
The Northlight Gallery, Kennebunkport, Maine. http://www.northlightgallerymaine.com/www.Northlightgallerymaine.com/WELCOME.html