Michael is an abstract artist who’s work is inspired by his emotion and how he sees the world around him. His work is often described as dreamlike or ethereal, feminine and masculine at the same time, it has the ability of evoking a sense of emotion in the viewer.
Michael is a self taught artist which has allowed him to explore his style without the constraints of tradition or conformity. His inspiration comes in many forms, from the beautiful landscape around his beach side home to a memory or feeling that comes to mind...
Keep reading to find out more about Michael and his process!
Tell us some more about Michael Bond behind the Brush!
Originally from Melbourne where I trained and worked as a hairdresser for many year. Moved to QLD 14 years ago then decided to make the seachange to Noosa! Painting has always played a large part in my life, even from a very young age. The decision to move from full-time hairdressing to full time artist, was the best decision I have made in my life thus far!
When and how did you find your love for Art?
It has always been there, but in the background, now the foreground!
Who or what do you seek inspiration from and why?
I seek inspiration from Nature mostly and how colour can play on colour, living where we do there is always things to inspire
How did you establish and refine your style?
In the beginning I was very much influenced by what I thought people wanted. With time and experience my own instincts and creativity have led to my own style, it’s a funny thing as I have learnt to trust my own instinct and do what makes me happy the interest in my work has grown
What is your favourite part of the process?
As the painting progresses, as the artwork goes through different stages and processes during its creation ,some of which is chaotic and challenging , my favourite stage is when it reaches a point where I can stand back and look at the painting and know exactly which direction a particular piece is heading
What's next for Michael Bond?
No set aspirations and happy in life at this stage just allowing life to take me on the wonderful journey. Stay healthy happy, and enoy life to the fullest!
How do you spend your time outside of creating and Art? What does a day off look like for you?
As I devote so much of my mental time to the artwork, a day off consists of doing something that toally takes me away from the process. Whether it be walking along the beach with the dogs, or enjoying time in our garden, anything really that removes my mind and allows for the creativity to refresh, tho that being said, I always find myself taking mental notes!!
"MY WORK IS AN EXTENSION OF ME AND HOW I SEE THE WORLD. A SIMPLE MARK MADE ON CANVAS CAN EVOKE An EMOTION OR A MEMORY, THIS IS WHY I PAINT."