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Rick Bond AFCA

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Born in Victoria, BC, Rick Bond grew up on the Gulf Islands off the coast of British Columbia.He is an established artist in western Canada who currently lives and paints full time near Vernon, B.C.

Rick started his painting career in 1980. He took his training through the Emily Carr Outreach program, Okanagan University College, Pearson College Summer School, Victoria, Federation of Canadian Artists and other professional artists' workshops.

Rick originally worked with oil, then watercolour and now works primarily with acrylic on canvas. His genres, urban and rural landscape and musicians, are created with loose vibrant style and could be considered contemporary impressionism.

Rick has had many solo and group shows since 1988. There have been group shows with the Okanagan Artists League, with members of the FCA, and with public and private galleries in Vernon, Vancouver, Kelowna, Whistler, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg and Montreal. In 1999, he achieved AFCA Signature Status with the Federation of Canadian Artists.

Rick has a strong affiliation with the community and is a regular contributor to fundraising activities, garnering the highest bid at many of the auctions. He was the Manager of Pharmacy Operations at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital and has been the president of the Okanagan Artists League, the Vernon Community Arts Council and the Chairperson for the Images and Objects show with the BC Festival of the Arts. He is also a former member of both the Lions and the Rotary clubs.

Rick has received many awards over the years and been published in a number of publications including “Brushes in the Sun - Artist of the Okanagan“ (Hemlock Press), Pharmacy Practice, New Pharmacist, Lifestyle Vancouver and Connoisseur. Rick has received many awards of the years and been published in a number publications.

He has been commissioned by many private individuals and corporations. The list includes Janet Helm Presents for Coca-Cola, Credential Financial and Royal Sun Alliance, B.C. Pharmacists Association, Sunnyville Developments,
Riverside Forest Products, Tolko Forest Products The North Okanagan Regional District and the Silver Star Mountain Resort and the Nordic World Cup.

His images have been used in the Farm Credit Corporation's National Calendar, Sabex Pharmaceuticals National Christmas Card, the cover of Okanagan Spotlight, the North Okanagan Tourism Guide and the Friends of America Foundation.

Rick describes his style as "primarily landscape or musical vignettes using simple impressionistic shapes". The look is loose and somewhat representational.He has travelled to New Orleans and recently spent five weeks exploring Haida Gwaii, finding the edges of the continent full of content for his brushes. He's been called a visionary and practical artist who tends to express himself in simple terms. His strokes are strong and his paintings always hold your attention with each moment spent revealing new points of communication.

Rick is also an active instructor specializing in watercolour and acrylics.



Rick Bond AFCA: Racing Seas Rick Bond AFCA: Blue Powder Rick Bond AFCA: Okanagan
Racing Seas
30 x 60 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Blue Powder
24 x 12 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Okanagan
30 x 60 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Rick Bond AFCA: White Sails Rick Bond AFCA: Seadogs Rick Bond AFCA: Running with the Wind
White Sails
12 x 24 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Seadogs
40 x 40 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Running with the Wind
20 x 16 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Rick Bond AFCA: Blue Wind Rick Bond AFCA: Daybreak Rick Bond AFCA: Forest Tango
Blue Wind
24 x 60 in.   Acrylic
Daybreak
30 x 40 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Forest Tango
48 x 60 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Rick Bond AFCA: The White Edge of Time Rick Bond AFCA: Backcountry Quilt Rick Bond AFCA: Crosscountry
The White Edge of Time
36 x 48 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
Backcountry Quilt
36 x 48 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Crosscountry
18 x 24 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Rick Bond AFCA: Summer's Hue Rick Bond AFCA: Stormlight Rick Bond AFCA: Tidal
Summer's Hue
45 x 15 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Stormlight
40 x 40 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Tidal
48 x 60 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Rick Bond AFCA: Westcoast Mosaic Rick Bond AFCA: Silverstar Rick Bond AFCA: Kalamalka's Freckles
Westcoast Mosaic
30 x 60 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Silverstar
30 x 30 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Kalamalka's Freckles
36 x 48 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Rick Bond AFCA: Forest Quilt Rick Bond AFCA: Winter's White Blanket Rick Bond AFCA: Okanagan Westerly
Forest Quilt
30 x 40 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Winter's White Blanket
20 x 30 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Okanagan Westerly
24 x 24 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Rick Bond AFCA: Harbour Night Rick Bond AFCA: Sunrise Rick Bond AFCA: Naramata Vines
Harbour Night
36 x 24 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Sunrise
30 x 20 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Naramata Vines
30 x 60 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Rick Bond AFCA: Winter Villages, Big White Rick Bond AFCA: Triptych - Okanagan Vines Rick Bond AFCA: Valley Wines
Winter Villages, Big White
24 x 18 in.   Oil on canvas
Triptych - Okanagan Vines
30 x 45 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Valley Wines
15 x 30 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Rick Bond AFCA: Silver Star Rick Bond AFCA: Summer Vines Rick Bond AFCA: Forest #1
Silver Star
12 x 16 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Summer Vines
30 x 60 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Forest #1
48 x 48 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
Rick Bond AFCA: Kalamalka Summer Rick Bond AFCA: Backcountry Mosaic Rick Bond AFCA: Summer's Ochre
Kalamalka Summer
30 x 36 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
Backcountry Mosaic
30 x 40 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
Summer's Ochre
30 x 60 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
Rick Bond AFCA: Hecate Strait Rick Bond AFCA: Kelowna Mosaic Rick Bond AFCA: The Yacht Club
Hecate Strait
36 x 48 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Kelowna Mosaic
42 x 96 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
The Yacht Club
45 x 45 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
Rick Bond AFCA: Similkameen Amber Rick Bond AFCA: White Winter Rick Bond AFCA: Regatta Winds
Similkameen Amber
12 x 16 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
White Winter
40 x 40 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
Regatta Winds
24 x 48 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
Rick Bond AFCA: Sailing Rick Bond AFCA: Companions Rick Bond AFCA: Spinnaker
Sailing
16 x 48 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
Companions
36 x 12 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
Spinnaker
40 x 60 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
Rick Bond AFCA: Gentle Winds Rick Bond AFCA: Whisper of the Red Tamarack
Gentle Winds
45 x 15 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
Whisper of the Red Tamarack
36 x 12 in.   Acrylic on canvas   

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