Angela Bonten (Anjy) has been an artist for over 30 years.
She is an instructor, motivational speaker and published writer.
Angela moved to Canada in her early twenties and received her art education from Grant MacEwan University College Edmonton. She graduated from both the Fibre Art and Fine Art programs and returned to complete the Arts Adminstration/Museum Management program.
She has explored many mediums from papermaking, dying techniques to mixed media acrylics . "I consider each medium a new addition to my artistic tool box"
Angela has been selected as the feature artist of the "life and arts festival", nominated and shortlisted for the Okanagan Arts Awards and volunteers extensively in the community.
In 2011 was commissioned to create a banner for the city of Kelowna to be on permanent display.
For many years Angela was a resident artist at the Rotary Centre for the arts. She has been active on the board of many organizations including Cool Arts and the Arts Council for the Central Okanagnan where she responsible for exhibiting the work of professional and emerging artists in public venues in the Kelowna.
Exhibitions include juried shows in Alberta, B.C., Nova Scotia and Newfoundland as well as solo shows. TV appearances include Maritime Breakfast T.V., Okanagan Now, CHBC and Shaw Cable Network. Articles include a feature in the Globe and Mail, Capital news, Beyond 50 magazine, Madeleine magazinem Edmonton Journal and Saging with Creativity.