Michael Bond is an acclaimed artist born in Naguanagua, Venezuela and who grew up in Huntington Beach, CA. He currently resides in Charlotte, NC, where his work is influenced by the gentle climate and peaceful surroundings.
In 2001, one of Michael’s paintings was included in International Artist’s Magazine Showcase of Master Artists - United States.
His work has also appeared in several group and solo exhibitions, including the corporate offices of Kraft Foods International and the offices of advertising agency Young and Rubicam. Most recently, his work was shown in the Art Takes Time Square Exhibition in New York City.
Michael creates visual expressions to connect people, initiate dialog, and promote awareness and interaction for all. “My work involves the creation of images that are visually interesting yet contain a certain mystery. My goal is to involve the viewer on multiple levels, encouraging an interaction with the work mentally, emotionally and spiritually. All of my pieces are autobiographical to some extent... what I feel is what is expressed, sometimes consciously, usually sub-consciously.”
When I’m painting, there is no thought involved, and nothing else exists for the time being. The result is often an uncovering of feelings rather than a covering of canvas. A visitor at a showing once remarked: “Most people paint what they see, you paint what you don’t see”. I can think of no higher compliment.
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