A resident of Fairfax County, Virginia, for more than 30 years, Bonnie Driggers attended Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, and completed her B.A. and M.A. degrees in English at the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. She taught English in Texas at Clear Lake High School and at the University of Houston and in Virginia at George Mason University. In 1999, she retired as Publications Manager for an information technology company in Northern Virginia.
Bonnie has pursued a life long interest in drawing and painting. She studied art, design, and painting at Arizona State University, at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C., and with private teachers, including numerous Master Classes with Anne Marie Evans and with Pandora Sellars, both of England. For the past several years, Bonnie has organized master classes in botanical art taught by Anne Marie and held in Virginia. In 2011 she organized the nonprofit corporation Botanical Artists for Education & the Environment. In 2014 the group published a book titled American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic, which has met with good success among artists and gardeners. She currently runs a weekly workshop for botanical artists.
American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic – 2014