TheBonnieFly

The Bonnie Fly, Fishing Fine Art@thebonniefly

Madisonville, Louisiana | 687 Sales

TheBonnieFly

The Bonnie Fly, Fishing Fine Art@thebonniefly

Madisonville, Louisiana 687 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (63)
Brandon Finnorn

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Brandon Finnorn

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About

Welcome to the Etsy Shop of Dr. Brandon Finnorn!

Hi! I am Dr. Brandon Finnorn, the artist and illustrator of TheBonnieFly. Over the past two years, I have been working full-time as an outdoor illustrator and fine artist, inspired by my upbringing along the Gulf Coast of Mobile, Alabama. Finding myself on this rewarding career path was not without it's difficulties.

In early 2016, after graduating medical school and starting pediatric residency in Pittsburgh, PA, I found myself suffering from symptoms that started as night sweats, chills, and joint pain, and eventually led to Bell's palsy and memory loss. Soon after, I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease, contracted during a fly fishing expedition. I found myself bedridden and on medical leave, combating the lingering symptoms for months. During that time, I rediscovered my passion for sketching and illustrating. At the end of 2016, after recovering fully from months of symptoms, I decided to hang up my white coat and pursue a career as a freelance artist.

In 2017, I started this shop and named it after my wife, Bonnie, who has provided unwavering support through the difficult times and throughout this new venture. Since that time, I have been fortunate enough to have my design work and fine art reach people nationally and internationally. Some of the highlights include working with the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, the largest fishing tournament in the world, and designing for Straight Up Southern, where my work found its way into Bass Pro Shops and many other major retailers.

Aside from my illustration work, my real passion is driven by creating original artwork, focusing in pen, charcoal, pastel, and digital painting. All of this artwork can be found here in the shop. Each of these pieces reflects my experiences in the outdoors, and recreates my love of the natural world that helped spark the creation of The Bonnie Fly. I invite you to follow along as I continue to learn and develop as an artist on Instagram and Facebook (@thebonniefly).

Thanks for visiting! For more on my story, feel free to read the blog post entitled "Stethoscope to Sketchpad - My Journey to Becoming an Illustrator" featured on TheBonnieFly.com.

Shop members

  • Brandon Finnorn

    Owner, Artist

    Brandon Finnorn is the owner and artist for The Bonnie Fly. He is originally from Mobile, AL and attended LSU for his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. He recently graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

Production partners

  • Professional Printing Company

    San Antonio, TX

    Fine Art Printing Company

  • Professional Printing Company

    NC, United States

    This partner prints and ships all shirts.

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Last updated on Jan 13, 2018
Frequently asked questions
What print material do you use?

We use only the best Giclee Premium Quality Prints. Images for printing are 300 pixels per square inch (recommended for High Resolution), and prints are made with archival, vibrant inks that are lasting and durable.

How long do items take to arrive after an order?

All shipments and orders for prints are made on Tuesdays following an order, unless requested differently. It typically takes 10-14 days for items to arrive.

How are items shipped?

Prints are shipped in an acid free laminate, between cardboard pieces and secured tightly for shipment or in a mailing tube depending on the the print size.

Original works are shipped in boxes to prevent damage to the piece. They are flattened between cardboard, wrapped in bubble wrap tightly, and snugly packaged in a box to prevent any damage during transit.

What if I am unhappy with the print quality sent to me?

Contact me within 14 days and I will replace your print free of charge.

Do I have to pay for commissions before I see them?

Although you pay up front, you have to approve of a work before the sale is final. There is a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't happy. I will send you a message through the Custom Order messaging notifying you of the completed work with a picture for approval. Note: this only applies to illustrated taxidermy or pet portraits.

Apparel Returns

Damaged items:

The last thing we want is for you to be stuck with a damaged item. If it arrives to you damaged, then please get in touch with us within a week's time!


Wrong size:

If you're unhappy with the size you've received, first check that the size stated on the garment matches the size stated on the sizing chart. Though rare, it's possible that the garment was mislabelled. Let us know and we'll get you sorted out.

If you'd like a different size, get in touch with us at thebonniefly@gmail.com and we'll let you know what your next steps are.

Shipment hasn't arrived?

Order never arrived:

If your order didn't end up arriving, be sure to let us know! Please give 10-14 days following an order for the product to arrive.

First check your shipping confirmation and check that you had entered the correct address. If the address was incorrect, though we'd be happy to send you another order to the correct address, it will have to be at your cost.