Bonnie Perlin was born in New York and graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in Elementary Education and Spanish. She left teaching in 1988 to begin her art career. She studied under the tutelage of famed portrait painter, Charles Pasqualina, where she developed a photo realistic style. She continued painting and studying with other artists, including Charles Sovek and Howard Rose and taking workshops in the States and abroad. Her work has appeared in many exhibitions and shows in New York and Florida, including the Mansion in Old Westbury Gardens, the Hecksher Museum, the National Arts Club in Manhattan with the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, The Sundance Gallery in Bridgehampton, the Boca Museum of Art, the Linda White Gallery in Delay Beach, The Heart of Delray Gallery, in Delray Beach, and The Gallery Lounge in the Town Center Mall in Boca Raton, Florida. She participated in the Artist's Plate Project to feed the hungry at the Seacliff Gallery. Her work is displayed in many private collections and businesses. Her body of work is very diversified, including landscapes, seascapes, city-scapes, and people. Her love of color is very evident in her work, bringing the viewer into the painting with her use of color, lights and darks. "As an artist, besides the process, which I love, there is no greater pleasure than having the viewer relate to my work. It is that human connection which we all strive for, and if this can be achieved through what I have painted, I have achieved my goal."