Bonnie Neher
Bonnie Neher

Bonnie Neher

- Painting

- Photography




Wilka Tika
Photographed in the Andes Mountains

While Bonnie's photography has always been "all her own", from the taking of a picture through the darkroom and printing processes, her current endeavors add new dimensions through hand-painting with oils, watercolors and pastels.

She uses darkroom and alternative darkroom processes such as Chine' Colle and encaustic hand coloring techniques, manipulating Time Zero film, infrared, Polaroid image and emulsion transfers, digital transfers, lith printing and digital printing on artist papers.

In the darkroom, her techniques of sepia, copper, gold, and selenium toning enhance the moods of the black and white photographs.

Her hand painting adds a translucent richness of color not achieved through other means. The resulting pieces are archival. The finished works are mounted and matted using archival materials and each is custom framed.

The topics of Bonnie's photographs span a wide variety of interests and locales. From the innocence of a child in portrait to a poignant expression of still lifes, her pictures capture the essence of the topic.

Photographs of architectural subjects demonstrate an eye for detail, while others expose a penchant for the whimsical. Her photographs from international travel are as varied as detail from the ancient Roman Baths to sweeping countryside landscapes to Incan ruins.

Bonnie's fine art photography is exhibited and sold at area galleries and her gallery, Harmony House Studio.

Technique: Infrared, Silver Gelatin, Oil Painted


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Clouds Over Moray
Technique: Silver Gelatin Lith Print
Infrared Moray
Technique: Silver Gelatin Infrared

Bread Ladies
Technique: Siver Gelatin, Selenium-Toned
Bonnie O'Neal Neher has pursued art forms in photography since the early 1970's.







Her formal education in photography includes coursework at Harrisburg Area Community College, Central Missouri State University, various Kodak and Calumet seminars in New York, at HIRTECH in Lancaster, and Photographer's Formulary workshops in Montana.

She has attended workshops on handcoloring instructed by Jill Enfield, portraiture by Joyce Tenneson , alternative processes with Theresa Airey in Montana and at her studio in Maryland, and lith printing and toning with Dr. Tim Rudman in Montana.
Her work has been Exhibited at:

the Rose Lehrman Arts Gallery, HACC;
Bellevue Park Art Alliance shows;
Strawberry Square Atrium;
the Capitol Rotunda;
the Gallery at Walnut Place;
Arts @ 510;
Harrisburg Art Association;
Border's East;
Reservoir Mansion;
Historic Harrisburg Association;
Penn State Harrisburg;
Fort Hunter Gallery and the YWCA, Harrisburg; Third Street Gallery;
the New Cumberland Library, New Cumberland; The Frame Connection Gallery, Hummelstown; Hershey Medical Center, Hershey;
Willow Valley Cultural Center, Lancaster;
Border's West
William Ris Gallery, Camp Hill;
Perry County Council of the Arts Gallery, Newport and the Artisan Marketplaces of York and Perry counties, Pennsylvania.


Bonnie's photographs have been published in magazines, books, and included as part of a documentary, filmed for use by the Pennsylvania Public School System and PBS.