American folk artist Bonnie White grew up on a horse farm in Canaan, New York. Although Bonnie’s first love was horses, she always had an interest in art. When she wasn’t riding horses, she was sketching them. She began creating frakturs and paintings to decorate her home. Her first large painting on canvas was given to her mother for Christmas in 2002. The painting is of her family’s farm all decked out for the holidays. Bonnie and her husband still reside on her family’s Spring Gait Farm with their three sons, their dog Misty and their cat Dot.