Rick Bond is an established western Canadian artist. He was born in Victoria, British Columbia and grew up in the Gulf Islands off the B.C. coast. He 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, Federation of Canadian Artists and other professional artists’ workshops.
He 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 a loose vibrant style and could be considered contemporary impressionism.
In 1999, Rick achieved AFCA Signature Status with the Federation of Canadian Artists.