Michael de Bono

Michael de Bono is a self taught painter living and working in Wales. He developed his painting ability slowly through trial and error in dependence upon an early practice of drawing. His predilection for the naturalism of the Italian High Renaissance and the Caravaggisti, which he holds in particular esteem, was and remains a significant force.

Characterised by an ongoing determination to produce beautifully rendered oil paintings with a specific emphasis on light effects, Michael’s interest in the elegance and primacy of the natural world finds expression within his figurative subjects, the intimacy of which invites us to reflect freely upon their narrative context.

Michael has exhibited his paintings with several prominent national institutions including the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Royal British Artists, the Royal West of England Academy and the Royal Academy of Art. In 2009 Michael was awarded two prizes by the Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers for his painting entitled ‘Natural Philosophy’. He is the first artist to have received a dual prize in the history of the award. In 2013 Michael was presented at the Mall galleries with the RBA Arts Trust Award.

Michael de Bono – Rustic Pepper

Michael de Bono

Rustic Pepper

Oil

9 x 8 inches

£1200

Michael de Bono – Woman with Fruit

Michael de Bono

Woman with Fruit

Oil

15 x 11.5 inches

£2400

Michael de Bono – Tea Cup with Wedge of Lemon

Michael de Bono

Tea Cup with Wedge of Lemon

Oil

13 x 8.5 inches

£1295

Michael de Bono – Love

Michael de Bono

Love

Oil

12 x 8.5 inches

£1350

Michael de Bono – Spice Jar with Pear

Michael de Bono

Spice Jar with Pear

Oil

14 x 8.5 inches

£1450

Michael de Bono – Green Apple with Red Blossom

Michael de Bono

Green Apple with Red Blossom

Oil

12.5 x 10 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – Gentle Beauty

Michael de Bono

Gentle Beauty

Oil on Canvas

12 x 10.5 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – Apple

Michael de Bono

Apple

Oil on Canvas

12 x 8 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – Lemon Tea

Michael de Bono

Lemon Tea

Oil on Canvas

13 x 8 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

Oil on archival panel

12 x 7.5 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – Silver Lining

Silver Lining

Oil on primed linen

20 x 15 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – Living Light

Michael de Bono

Living Light

Oil on Archival Panel

14.5 x 9.5 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – The Copper Kettle

Michael de Bono

The Copper Kettle

Oil on Panel

10 x 8 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – Summit

Michael de Bono

Summit

Oil on Panel

14.5 x 12 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – The Astronomer

Michael de Bono

The Astronomer

Oil on Panel

13 x 13 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – Red Headdress

Michael de Bono

Red Headdress

Oil on Panel

13 x 12 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – The White Headdress

Michael de Bono

The White Headdress

Oil on Panel

18 x 14 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – Little Pearl

Michael de Bono

Little Pearl

Oil on Panel

8.5 x 7 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – Silent Wondering

Michael de Bono

Silent Wondering

Oil on Panel

11 x 10 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – The Elements

Michael de Bono

The Elements

Oil on Panel

12 x 13 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – The Golden Headdress

Michael de Bono

The Golden Headdress

Oil on canvas

12 x 10 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – The Telegram

Michael de Bono

The Telegram

Oil on Panel

11 x 10 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – Halcyon Days

Michael de Bono

Halcyon Days

Oil on Panel

17 x 13 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – Reflection

Michael de Bono

Reflection

Oil on Panel

12 x 10.5 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – Revelation

Michael de Bono

Revelation

Oil on Panel

15 x 12 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – Woman with Balance

Michael de Bono

Woman with Balance

Oil on Panel

12 x 9 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – Promenade

Michael de Bono

Promenade

Oil on Panel

12 x 10 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – Ruby Headdress

Michael de Bono

Ruby Headdress

Oil on Panel

10 x 12 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – The Oracle

Michael de Bono

The Oracle

Oil on Panel

12 x 15 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – New Horizons

Michael de Bono

New Horizons

Oil on canvas

15 x 12 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – Free Association

Michael de Bono

Free Association

Oil on panel

13 x 18 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – The Alchemist

Michael de Bono

The Alchemist

Oil on panel

14.5 x 16 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – The Open Air

Michael de Bono

The Open Air

Oil on panel

11.5 x 14.5 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – Golden Headdress

Michael de Bono

Golden Headdress

Oil on panel

12 x 10.5 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – Reading in the Dappled Shade

Michael de Bono

Reading in the Dappled Shade

Oil on canvas

9.5 x 11 inches

sold

Michael de Bono – Romance

Michael de Bono

Romance

Oil on panel

14.5 x 10.5 inches

sold