Bond’s work, uniquely hers from subject matter to its vivid colors, begins with hundreds of photographs taken of her dog, Vesta. She said her Lab is the model and the muse for her work.
Although she uses her dog as a model, Bond says the paintings are not portraits of her dog. Bond captures the expressions and emotions of the dog in each painting using a bright palette.
According to Bond, her pieces of art are not portraits but simply spirits that “convey – a means to think about feelings shared by humans and canines alike.”
“The colors I used are pure, simple and true, as are the beasts they depict,” she said. “I like bright colors and am inspired by Southwestern artists.”
“Heidi claims to leave as much out of the paintings as possible,“ BCAC Executive Director Bruce Douglas said. “It’s true her lines and palette are minimal, but her work is full of expression and emotion. It is a pleasure to display her work.“
Bond said that she does this so that the viewer can “pick up the thread and play along.”
“I play with dogs in my paintings as surely as I play with them with balls and flying discs and knotted up old socks,” Bond wrote in her artist statement. (read full article)
She has just been added to my list of favorite dog artists. Her works are very special.