Bill received his artistic training through "Medicine Hat College" in Alberta and "Art Instruction Schools" of Minneapolis. He has won numerous awards and competitions for his artwork and has artwork displayed across Canada, The United States and Great Britain in both public and private collections.
Bill’s Earliest childhood memories are of drawing. Through the encouragement of his parents, art became Bill’s daily pleasure and was Bill’s greatest tool for sorting out the issues of life.
Bill has spent a large part of his life in the locale where he was born, and has a deep love for the Prairie Landscape and its rich history, fostered from an early age by his parents Edgar and Lily.
As a renowned Purebred Cattle Breeder, Bill’s father Edgar and his family traveled extensively around Western Canada and the United States. It was an unusual trip which did not include tours of a museum or Art gallery. That appreciation for local history, culture and beauty has remained with Bill to this day.
As an Artist, Bill learned to respect the wise advice he once received:
“To avoid pretentiousness, always paint the things you know.”
Consequently, Bill tends to portray the life and landscape of the area he has grown to love. Many of the more prevalent subjects of Bill’s art are the unique vistas of Lake Diefenbaker, The Thunder Creek Valley and The Qu’Appelle Valley; all of which are less than twenty minutes from his home in Central Butte, Saskatchewan. He is also a student and observer of the trappings of small town life and the intensive mechanization of the modern day agricultural industry.
Bill has two children, as well as a close and very large extended family, which support his artistic endeavours.