PASA, RSASA, AGRA
Bill was born at Stoney Stanton, near Leicester in the U.K. on 6th July 1936.
He came to Australia on the 7th November 1973.
He attended Art classes at T.A.F.E. in Woomera, South Australia in 1986 and became the founder member of the Woomera Art Group.
A member of the old Enfield Art Society from 1987 to 1989. Studied at Adelaide Central School of Art, under the direction of Rod Taylor, Anna Platten Chris Orchard and Christine Lawrence for 3 years.
Former Member of Adelaide Art Society 1990-1999 and Tea Tree Gully Art Society, 1995-1999.
He commenced painting with Pastels after attending two terms at WEA under John Patchett.
Exhibits in most major Art shows in South Australia.
Exhibits at the Australian Guild of Realist Artists in Melbourne and the Royal South Australian Society of Arts on North Terrace, Adelaide.
He has won numerous prizes; highly commended and merit awards.
Member of Southern Districts Art Society in Victor Harbour.
Founder and past President of ‘The Pastel Artists of South Australia Inc.
In February 2001, Bill founded and became President of ‘The Pastel Artists of South Australia Inc.’ which now has a membership over 120.
The society includes most of South Australia’s foremost Pastel Artists, many of whom are Fellows of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts. He is now an honorary life member.
In 2007 Bill opened a branch of PASA at Victor Harbour where he lives.
Bill has been a finalist in the Heysen Prize.
And a finalist in the Australian Artist Magazine competitions.
He’s been featured on the front cover of the Australian Artist Magazine.
Bill’s work has been featured on three teaching DVD’s by Donna Aldridridge.
His pastel of ‘Ellery Gorge’ in the Northern Territory was displayed on the front cover of the August 2004 Australian Artist Magazine in June 2008.
Bill was one of the featured artists in the Australian Artist Magazine.
In June 2005 he was a Finalist in the Australian Artist Art Awards.
And again in September 2006 he was a Finalist in The Australian Artist Magazine Art Awards.
June Australian Artist Magazine – 6 page article “How it all began” featuring demonstrations by Bill and including some examples of his work.
The February 2009 ‘The Artist’ magazine UK featured a demonstration of Bill painting a wet day in Rundle Mall, plus more examples of his work.
His work is represented in collections in the U.S.A. Sweden, France, Canada, Great Britain, Sicily, Philippines, New Zealand and around Australia.
PAINTINGS DISPLAYED AT ART DOMAIN, ARTISTIC LICENSE, ARTWORX And HAHNDORF ACADEMY.