This is a long overdue monograph dedicated to Scottish painter Marj Bond, an intuitive and passionate artist, best known for her striking paintings of deities and Inca warriors and her use of handmade paper. It offers a review of her 50-year career with over 100 superb colour illustrations, many from private and public collections, and works never seen before. It traces her artistic journey, from Glasgow School of Art to the present day, through the exotic destinations that have fired up her imagination, India, Mexico, Morocco and Cuba and closer to home in Scotland.
The book was informed by many interviews over a period of two years when Bond gave the author, Martine F Pugh, unrestricted access to her archives and studio that revealed a striking body of abstract and figurative works and a series of insightful portraits of influential individuals, such as art extraordinary pioneer, Joyce Laing. It gives perceptive insights into Bond’s working processes and describes how she translates these sources into her bold imagery.
Clare Henry, former Financial Times and Glasgow Herald critic, and arts promoter Richard Demarco, have both added their appreciation of Marj Bond’s unique talent and contribution to the contemporary Scottish art world.
Marj Bond has long been a member of prominent arts organisations such as the SSA, RSW and Royal Glasgow Institute, and was recently elected a member of Paisley Art Institute.
Published to coincide with an exhibition of retrospective and recent works at the Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, from 31st March to 17th April 2017.
Size: 260 x 260mm
Illustrations: over 100 full colour