Mike Bond is known locally for his Western Art, which he creates from his home in Sparks. This Friday, April 6th, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, please join Carson City Art Gallery for a special Artist Reception for this very talented man that works in oils.
Mike Bond has been drawing and painting since his childhood in Iowa. While living in southern California, he continued with his art working in pastels and acrylics. During frequent trips to the desert, he became fascinated with the local colors of the changing light and shadows. Thus began a series of inspirational paintings attempting to capture the solitude and contemplative mood of a place long considered by the Indians and others as sacred.
Mike now lives in Sparks, NV, and continues to find inspiration in the desert landscape visiting the desert and sketching every few months. Mike now works in oil, painting landscapes, inspirational desert scenes, local Sierra and Lake Tahoe landscapes, and contemporary and historical western scenes of Nevada and California. His portfolio includes some portraits, both human and animal, and scenes from National Parks of the West including Great Basin National Park, NV, Craters of the Moon. National Monument, ID, Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park, WY.
Although he considers himself a self-taught artist, he took some beginning art classes with Harvey Ruben in the Los Angeles area concentrating on the basics of art composition, color, texture and gesture.
Mike displays his work at the following galleries: North Tahoe Arts, Tahoe City, Truckee Art, Truckee, The Canvas Café, Virginia City, and of course Carson City Art Gallery *& Pottery.
While at the gallery, you will also see an abundance of powerful contemporary art created by local artists, in all mediums. Carson City Art Gallery is located at 110 S. Curry St in Carson City. You may reach the gallery by phone: 775-313-8628, email: email@example.com, drop in during regular business hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or visit our website: www.carsoncityart.com