Spending his youth in the ranching country of the Texas panhandle,
Bill Bond went on to complete his studies at the Art Center School
in Los Angeles, CA. Moving to Dallas, Bill had a successful career
in advertising -- winning over 100 awards throughout the U.S. He
was also named Art Director of the year in the Dallas/Fort Worth
area during his career. In 1980, Bill moved into fine art with his
first sculpting efforts, using traditional western themes. Creativity
and ideas led to other themes -- including Biblical and historical.
Then, after moving to Loveland, Colorado, he added a fun type of
art that he refers to as ‘whimsical’.
In all of Bill's bronzes, humor is evident in a subtle way. "I'm
trying to take you to the barely perceptive edge of humor -- to
a point where you laugh, but are hard-put to explain why,"
says Bill. He says further, "Style is not art. Art is good
design, studied exaggeration, interesting rhythm...just about any
theme can be legitimately explored in art, and humor certainly is
one of them." Bill has exhibited in the Cowboy Artists of America
Museum in Kerrville, TX; the Delaware Museum in Wilmington; the
Panhandle Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, TX; and the Gilcrease
Museum in Tulsa, OK.
with his monumental sculpture "It's Only A Game".