Born in Quincy, MA, John Bonanno dwells on nine acres in Hiram, Maine with his wife Beth, his dogs Chutney, a willful Jack Russell Terrier, Cushing, a charming Boston Terrier and various elemental spirits. His two cats prefer anonymity. There they lovingly maintain their gardens and woodland. John retired November 30, 2010 after a career as a mailman in Portland, Maine. He attended the University of Massachusetts in Boston, graduating with a degree in anthropology and a scholarly interest in the tradition of human sacrifice. He drove a taxi in Boston. He served in the United States Navy for four and a half years, first enlisting and then being commissioned after attending officer's candidate school. He has also worked in sales, as a cook, and in radio. This autodidact artist was first shown at the June Fitzpatrick Gallery in Portland Maine. He was born of a Finnish mother and a Jewish father (inheriting the Cohen Modal Haplotype) and adopted by Sicilian/Americans. He founded the Unaffiliated Thelemite Association UTA, now in a period of silence. He is devoting more time to his art since his retirement.
Click paintings and photographs for expanded view. Paintings and photographs reproduced and described on this blog which are credited to John Bonanno are the intellectual property of John Bonanno. All paintings by John Bonanno are indeed available for sale unless described as "SOLD". See all posts displaying my art by clicking Label on this blog:"My Art". All sincere inquirers (provocateurs will be ignored) are invited to contact the artist: firstname.lastname@example.org
I welcome comments but I will thoroughly vet all comments. I am not much interested in irrelevant comments that criticize third parties or comments that indulge in needless ad hominem attacks, or in gossip-mongering. I abhor fallacious arguments. I eschew meta-discussion as a waste of time. But I especially welcome corrections in matters of fact. I am reluctant to publish comments that reflect poorly on the judgement, the intelligence, or the character of the submitter. I will be much more likely to publish comments that address the topics of the posts or my own style and opinions. I have no problem with critical comments that meet the above criteria. I am also much more likely to publish comments by posters who provide me a means to contact them. Here, I am your editor. It's probably for your own good.
Note:It is my blog and I may trump, alter, ignore or modify my own rules for my own purposes.
That's just the way it is.
If you are dissatisfied with these policies please feel free to create your own forum in this wonderful world in order to promote your own agenda. You can do it.