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Rick Bond, B.S.P., AFCA
Born in Victoria, B.C., Canada, Rick Bond grew up in the Gulf Islands off Vancouver Island. His training came through Emily Carr Outreach Programs, Okanagan University College, the Federation of Canadian Artists workshops and MISSA at Pearson College, in Victoria, B.C.
Rick Bond currently lives and paints full time in Vernon, B.C. Canada. Presently, he works primarily with acrylic on canvas, but his original training was in oil and watercolor.
Rick describes his style as “primarily landscape or musical vignettes using simple impressionistic or abstract shapes”. His look is loose and somewhat representational. His brush strokes are strong and the color is bold and vibrant.
He has traveled extensively and brings his experiences of Asia and Europe to the canvas in a way that immediately captures your attention.
Rick Bond has had many group and solo exhibitions since 1985. Group shows have been held with the Okanagan Artists League, with members of the Federation of Canadian Artists, public galleries in Armstrong and Vernon and private galleries in Vancouver, Whistler, Regina and Kelowna. He has had solo shows in Vernon, Armstrong, Kelowna, Vancouver and Victoria, B.C.
Rick also has a strong affiliation with the community. In addition to the former Manager of Pharmacy Operations at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital, he has been Past Presidents of the Okanagan Artists League and the Vernon Community Arts Council, and past Chair of Images and Objects Fine Arts Show with the BC Festival of the Arts. He is also a former member of the Lions club and Rotary.
In 1999, he achieved Signature status with the Federation of Canadian Artists.
He has been afforded may awards over the years and has been commissioned by many corporate and private individuals including Janet Helm Presents for Coca-Cola and Credential Financial, B.C.Pharmacists Association, Okanagan Historical Society, Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Society, Sunnyville Developments, Riverside Forest Products, Tolko Forest Products, and The North Okanagan Regional District and the Silver Star World Cup.