Fishing developed close observation. Biological Sciences fostered an appreciation of the natural world and conservation. Medicine illustrated the value of humility and understanding. Artwork reflects the experiences.
My name is Brandon Finnorn, and I am the artist and author of The Bonnie Fly. I have spent most of my life living along the Gulf Coast. I developed an obsessive passion of fishing, birding, wildlife, and cooking. My fishing life began at the age of 2 on the worn wooden planks of the Dauphin Island Pier. While in my hometown, Mobile, AL, I had the opportunity to fish in many unique environments, including marshland, rivers, inshore, and offshore. My summers consisted of weekly, if not daily, trips to destinations like Mobile Bay, Fowl River, Bayou la Batre, and Dauphin Island.
Since those early days, I developed my curiosity through my education at Louisiana State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. This was later reinforced through earning a Medical Doctorate at the University of South Alabama. I now reside in Pittsburgh with my wife, Bonnie, who serves as the inspiration for this site and shop.
The Bonnie Fly is an Etsy Shop that I started to share my outdoor illustrations and fine art. I also offer custom design and graphics for websites, logos, and shirt prints. The Etsy Shop has allowed me to reach fellow fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts around the world. To learn why and how this Shop and Illustration service began see the blog post from September 17, 2017 entitled “Stethoscope to Sketchpad – My Journey to Becoming an Illustrator.”
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