Boneta loves to paint and learn. Born in the small east Texas town of Crockett, she grew up in Houston and Beaumont, TX. Boneta won a national art award in the 6th grade for her watercolors. Though meeting an awesome teacher who used oil paints shifted her focus to the medium she uses today. After a friend took her outdoors to paint, she realized how much the power of being in the elements inspired her.
Painting plein air improved her work exponentially, and offers a camaraderie not found in every art form, and one she values greatly. Boneta worked as a men’s hairstylist for 17 years then had her own company manufacturing high-end, custom lamps that sold across the United States.
After she closed the manufacturing business, Boneta went to college at the age of 48 where she was schooled mostly in contemporary art, and graduated with a studio arts degree. Ever since then, she has been striving to develop more abstract realism in her paintings. After falling in love with the New Mexico landscapes, she came to live in Red River, New Mexico in 2015.