Michael Bond is a self-taught abstract artist based in Noosa, Queensland. He has developed a signature painting style with layered acrylic, oil, pastel and graphite. Michael creates on both a large and small scale and his work has been acquired extensively in private collections throughout Australia and overseas.
Michael Bond’s exhibition Eden showcases his latest series of exquisite and bold abstract paintings. Often described as possessing a dream-like and mystical quality, his paintings are rich in colour and movement.
Painting for Michael is an outlet for emotional and physical expression. Building upon a blank canvas with an array of textures and layers, the background becomes a dark, calm place for the ensuing eruption of colour. Powdery, smoke-like pastels transition into areas of more concentrated colour, forming compositions reminiscent of the cosmos or abstracted floral bouquets.