PASSAGES ~ THE EARLY WORK
Bill's creative aesthetic as a painter began developing when he started pursuing photography in the 1980's. He was drawn to stark contrast, and discovered that if he reacted instinctively with his camera he captured images richer than he comprehended in the moment. Bill's award winning photography developed his sense of composition, sensitivity to light and shadow, and appreciation for images that are reduced to bold core elements.
When Bill first picked up a paintbrush, he worked with the beach and mountains as his subjects. It was not long before he was breaking down the picture plane into pure visual elements. Bill regards his painting as an evolving process. It is moving towards a more minimal presentation as he pursues translating his emotions into color and marks.