Originally from Brazoria County, Texas, I moved from Houston to Austin in 1992. After attending 5 different colleges over a 23-year period I managed to complete a degree in Studio Art  in 2004, and completed a second bachelor’s degree in Fine Art in 2006, both from the University of Texas at Austin. 

My husband and I live in Central Austin with one energetic rescued mutt. 

ARTIST STATEMENT: The natural world is my muse. My experiences as a wife, mother, grandmother, and citizen of the world, influence my work. The concerns of our environment, man’s impact on his surroundings, and the future of the planet influence my subject choices. There is beauty in small moments; my goal is to capture the essence of those moments. ​​

*yes, international! My work can been found in countries such as Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Japan, Spain and the U.K.

Recent work (L to R): Ode to O'keefe, monotype print; Save the Bees, etching; and Beneath the Blue, acrylic on canvas 

I am honored to announce that out of 83 applicants, I have been chosen as one of 24 creatives for the City of Austin Economic Development Programs six-week 2023 Artist Career Training Program. Wish me luck!

Criteria for selection:  

  1. Quality of Artistic Work 

  2. Applicants' Career Goals 

  3. Overall Readiness for the Program 

The Artist Life is a women owned art supply company from San Clemente, California. Their collections are curated and created with adventure in mind. As they envision The Artist Life, they put together travel art sets and items that allow you to take your creativity on the road. Beyond art supplies, the collection contains artist smocks and aprons, hats, berets, and oddities for the curious artist. While I don't receive any incentives to recommend this company, I do encourage you to support their business! Click HERE to go to their site. 

Examples of my work (L to R): assemblage, acrylic on canvas, watercolor and silkscreen

Training will be held in person on Wednesdays from September 20 to October 25 from 6-9 p.m. Participants will receive a training workbook and The Business of Art: An Artist’s Guide to Profitable Self-Employment book. 

Topics include:  

  •  Goal Setting and Business Canvas 

  • Marketing and Social Media Strategies 

  • Copyright, Business Structure, Contracts, and Partnerships 

  • Budgeting and Taxes 

  • Grants and Fundraising - Develop grant proposal 

  • Proposal Pitch Night - $500, $750, and $1,000 prize to three winners 

Theresa Bond


email me for more information: austinartist@hotmail.com

Find me on Instagram @bondartist