Bill studied art at the Museum School in Boston, Montserrat College of Art, and at the classical atelier of Tom Ouellette in Boston. Over the years he has continued to study with some of the best realist painters, such as David Kassan, Daniel Sprick, and Joel Carson Jones.
Bill has focused on both still-life and portraiture, with a more casual engagement in plein air painting as both a change of pace and way to connect more deeply with the landscape. His still-life focus stems from lifelong encounters with objects that have become iconic for him. These include subjects from the garden, stones from the sea, vessels from potters, and other objects collected over the years.
He often treats his still-life subjects as intimate portraits. They are frequently larger than life and have a “Pop” like scale and composition, but are anchor in the tradition of classical realism. He is employs a wide range of paint handling techniques to capture the feeling he is after within a given painting.
His art allows him to experience his internal and external world more fully. “It causes me to pay attention and challenges me to grow. It is also the most effective way for me to share my inner world. I find that the art I create is a specific translation of that experience which I can share with those who view it.”
Bill has participated in ten solo exhibitions, and many group exhibits. He has had representation throughout the US and now concentrates on working with New England galleries. He is also a member of the Copley Society in Boston.