Artist Keith Bond
The Artist Says:
Plein air painting is my response to the moment - the reflected light in the water or the mood created by the shadows.
I try to make each stroke meaningful.
"Keith’s work contains a freshness and harmonization of color that brings out a realism in nature seldom achieved [by other artists]. Keith is able to capture and convey the spirit of his subject matter in a most remarkable way. Anyone with a trained eye, a love of nature and a love of art will cherish a Bond painting in her or his collection."
- Gary Henrie
"Many good artists look for a 'Grand Canyon' or 'Grand Tetons' to producea worthy painting. Keith Bond can drive down the highway or a country road and find a site just around the corner. The beauty is in the art, not the scenery. The great western writer, Wallace Stegner, returned later in life to his birthplace, which someone had told him was the most desolate place on earth. Stegner wrote that he arrived seeking desolation, but found none. Keith can glorify the most overlooked scene with skillful use of design, color, and composition. No fuji film green here!"
- Dave Sturges
Other Artists Say:
" I met Keith about ten years ago and have enjoyed watching the growth in his work over this time. He has an uncanny ability to capture the look and feel of the locations he paints along with their seasonal changes. The exciting thing is that he does so with out getting bogged down in unnecessary details or cliches. I look forward to what Keith will come up with over the next ten years."
- Matt Smith
"Keith depicts the majestic landscape with reverence and awe, his paintings take us away to commune with nature," writes Clint Watson of Informed Collector. Keith Bond's exquisite oil paintings exude deep emotion and veneration for the earth. He has a gift of capturing the true essence of the place. Keith - who spent his youth exploring the remote mountains and canyons near his childhood home in rural Cache Valley, Utah - has a natural ability to see beyond the 'picturesque' beauty of a scene. He can also feel the spirit of the landscape. He paints this feeling - an emotional response to the scene - rather than painting a literal depiction. His work has quickly gained recognition as he has exhibited in numerous invitational, juried and one man shows across the country. He has received many awards and his work has been included in several publications. His work can be found in many private and public collections worldwide including museums, corporate offices, government buildings, and religious institutions. He was commissioned to paint 2 murals for the Senate Chamber of the Utah State Capitol Building. Additionally, he has monumental murals in several other buildings. Most recently, a large scale mural project was installed into the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The mural, depicting the highlands of Guatemala, measures over 9 feet high and nearly 75 feet long as it wraps around the room.Keith currently lives north of Ft. Collins in rural Wellington, Colorado with his wife and six children.
Murals and Significant CommissionsCommissioned paintings for Calgary Alberta Temple, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Mural, Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, installed 2011
Commissioned paintings for Edmonton Alberta Temple, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Mural, Gila Valley Arizona Temple, The Church of [...]
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