Bonnie Cullen teaches History of Art at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, California. After graduating from the University of Chicago, she began her career working at the Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. In 1976, she travelled to Ibiza, where she would live for nearly three years, teaching at Morna Valley School. In 1985, she returned with her family to settle in a small village until the end of 1987. She has been visiting the island frequently ever since.