When Brisbane artist Michael Bond finally decided to start taking his work seriously a few years ago, he set himself a pipe-dream goal of being stocked in the popular Melbourne gallery and interiors showroom, Fenton and Fenton.
He began quietly posting his contemporary abstract art on Instagram, and instantly found an appreciative audience. Excitingly, soon after, Fenton and Fenton approached him to be a part of their ‘Peace of Art’ auction, raising money for schools in Ethiopia.
He was honoured to contribute to this worthy cause, and it led to him achieving his goal of being represented at Fenton and Fenton. He hopes to soon be able to give up his day job completely, nailing the ultimate but often elusive artist’s goal.
Michael’s works are bold and engaging and embody an attitude of ‘there is no right or wrong’.
These works do not aim to please, but they are infinitely pleasing and fly off the walls of his now Australia-wide stockists.
Local finger-on-the-pulse shop owner, Meg at Greedilulu discovered Michael’s work on social media and approached him to be a stockist, giving the peninsula its very own place to view and purchase these paintings.
By Penny Ivison