Bonnie Bews was born in 1967 and raised in Queensville, a rural farm community in Southern Ontario, Canada. There she developed her imagination and keen sense of observation. During 1986 -1988 Bonnie attended Georgian College of applied Arts and Technology, Barrie, Ontario. She graduated receiving a 2nd year scholarship in creative arts. In 1990 Bonnie backpacked to Australia and throughout Europe. While sketching in a piazza in Germany, she was approached by artist, Rudolf Schmid. This prominent Bavarian Glass painter showed an interest in Bews’ style of work and offered her an apprenticeship at his studio. Bonnie accepted this unique opportunity and returned to Germany in 1992 to discover a whole new medium including Hinterglas. Bonnie now resides in Muskoka, ON, where she continues to create stunning works from her studio and gallery.