Perkiomen Valley Art Center Offers Lecture on Bond Art

Artist Jon Bond (top) will share his artistic insights on Sunday at the Perkiomen Valley Art Center

SCHWENKSVILLE PA – Berks County artist Jon Bond will share his artistic insights with visitors Sunday, February 20, 2022 at the Perkiomen Valley Art Center inside Engage Art Studio, 1005 N. Gravel Pike. Bond will describe the methods and stories behind many of his original works. The event is free and open to the public.

This event has been added to The Posts calendar.

Bond is inspired by the rustic landscapes of northern Berks County, hills and valleys near his studio in Kempton PA. His paintings reflect awe-inspiring sunsets and atmospheres of Kittatinny Ridge and iconic farmhouses in Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

“Having spent most of my life here, I have forged strong ties with the land and the people,” explains the artist. “Many of the faces that I associate with places have disappeared, while others remain and carry on the legacy of their ancestors.”

He works mainly in oil and egg tempera, most often on wood panels and occasionally on scrap cardboard when preparing studies or sketches. He also works in watercolour, pencil and silverpoint. “Whether my moods are moody or happy,” Bond said, “I always find the tug of the Kempton landscape lifts my soul.”

Bond has exhibited at numerous juried shows and received several accolades for his work. His art adorns homes, businesses and churches throughout Eastern Pennsylvania and the United States.

The Perkiomen Valley Art Center is a non-profit volunteer group that promotes fine art in the region. It also encourages local artists through educational programs, art exhibits, awards for excellence in the arts, and awards to area high school art students. All programs and art exhibits are free and membership is open to all. Masks are recommended.

Photo by artist Jon Bond provided by the Perkiomen Valley Art Center