Boneta Currey Brown

Inspired by the power of plein air painting


About the Art

Oils seem especially perfect to Boneta for capturing the energy and life of a subject. Her florals are attempts to express the joy she feels when she observes the beauty and delicacy of each flower. Her landscapes endeavor to illustrate the majesty of God’s design.

Boneta will often work on more than one image at a time, though when painting flowers, which she frequently does, the life of the flower can dictate her work habits. She uses colorful, heavy strokes of a palette knife as well as vibrant brushwork to paint on linen panels, resulting in energetic abstract impressionist works. Boneta paints both in the studio and en plein air, using her plein air studies to inspire her studio work. She is especially captured by sunrises, sunsets, rivers, and trees. Boneta loves painting trees, especially in the autumn.

One of her vibrant paintings won the People’s Choice award at the Wild Rivers Paint Out show in Red River in 2018. (This very successful QCC event is on hiatus.)


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.


Boneta Currey Brown
PO Box 151
Red River, NM 87558

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