About The Artist

Paul Bond’s art lives in the spaces between dreaming and reality. Drawing from the Latin American genre of Magic Realism where symbolic, surreal and fantastic elements blend with realistic atmospheres, they remove the veil on a world where everything is possible. Bond shares the following about his work:

“When viewing a scene, object or line in a novel that moves me, my mind’s eye is continually imagining what elements I could introduce or alter to make a grander statement about what I am experiencing. The physical world to me is heartbreakingly beautiful and profound. And the best way I can know how to channel those deep emotions life inspires in me is by adding to it through a world of my own creation. A world intended to both deepen my own life experience and to stir the souls of my fellow travelers.”

Bond’s award-winning magic realism paintings have been featured in galleries, museums and cultural centers, including the Gateway Museum in Farmington, NM and the San Diego Art Institute. His paintings are now in private collections throughout the US, as well as Australia, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Corporate collections include the Hotel Hershey and PB&J Restaurants, and his art is featured in many contemporary art publications.

Upcoming Exhibitions

(2017) May 20-21 Fine Art in the Park Los Altos, CA
(2017) July 5-August 31 Laguna Beach Festival of Arts Laguna Beach, CA
Ongoing – By Appointment Paul Bond Fine Art Studio San Clemente, CA

Biography

Solo & Group Exhibitions

2015 Steelhouse Gallery Culver City, CA
2014 Ritz-Carlton Gallery Laguna Niguel, CA
2013 Dawson Cole Gallery
“Chasing the Light” Landscape Show
Laguna Beach, CA
2013 Festival of Arts Laguna Beach, CA
2013 Ritz-Carlton Gallery Laguna Niguel, CA
2012 Festival of Arts Laguna Beach, CA
2011 Festival of Arts Laguna Beach, CA
2011 Ritz-Carlton Gallery Laguna Niguel, CA
2011 Lu Martin Gallery Laguna Beach, CA
2010 Festival of Arts Laguna Beach, CA
2010 Haro Gallery Culver City, CA
2009 Lu Martin Gallery Laguna Beach, CA
2009 World Gallery Costa Mesa, CA
2008 Gallery 104 San Clemente, CA
2006 Evocative Arts Gallery Palm Springs, CA
2005 William DeBilzan Gallery Santa Fe, NM
2004 Magidson Gallery Aspen, CO
2003 International Symbolist Show Canada
2002 William DeBilzan Gallery Santa Fe, NM
2001 Durango Arts Center
Director’s Choice Exhibit
Durango, CO
2000 Suenos Gallery Pagosa Springs, CO
1998 Pagosa Springs Fine Art Center Pagosa Springs, CO
1998 Durango Arts Center
23rd Annual Juried Exhibit
Durango, CO
1997 Pagosa Springs Fine Art Center Pagosa Springs, CO
1997 Durango Arts Center
Juried Award Winners Exhibit
Durango, CO
1995 San Diego Art Institute
1 ft. and Under Awards Exhibit
San Diego, CA
1994 San Diego Art Institute
Midwinter Award Show
San Diego, CA
1993 San Diego Art Institute
Jury of Peers Exhibit
San Diego, CA
1992 R.B. Gallery
Charity for Battered Women’s Shelter
Rancho Bernardo, CA
1992 COVA / Art at the Grove Lemon Grove, CA
1991 Upstairs Gallery San Diego, CA
1991 Sweet Visions Gallery Hillcrest, CA

Museum Exhibits

Gateway Museum Farmington, NM
San Diego Art Institute / Museum of the Living Artist San Diego, CA

Awards & Honors

2011 Official Poster Artist
Laguna Beach Festival of Arts
Laguna Beach, CA.
1999 Best Of Show
Gateway Museum – National Juried Prospectus
Farmington, NM.
1996 Juror’s Choice Award
Durango Arts Center – 21st Annual Juried Exhibit
Durango, CO.

Select Collections & Commissions

NBC Studios Los Angeles, CA
Scripps Hospital Encinitas, CA
Valley Children’s Hospital Modesto, CA
Hotel Hershey Hershey, PA
PB&J Restaurants Kansas
Private collections Throughout the US, and in Australia, Asia, Europe & The Middle East

Publications

Happiness by Design 2014 Paul Bond Art Wall Calendar
Brush Dance Publishing
Art Business News Top 50 Emerging Artist in the US
March/April 2012 Edition
Artist’s to Look Out For Starry Night Press, Vol. 1 2014
The Magic Realism of Paul Bond 2012 Coffee Table Art Book
Published by Paul Bond Fine Art
Modern Painters 2011 – Published by Schiffer Books, PA
Coast Magazine Cover, August 2011 Issue
Orange County, CA
Poetry Salzburg Review Cover, Spring 2011 Issue
Salzburg, Austria