Early Light Departure
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Bill has exhibited at the 1993 through 2003 Mystic International as well as the 1994 through 2004 Spring Invitational Exhibits in the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Connecticut. At his first International Show, judged by George Plimpton, founder of the Paris Review, and Stephen Doherty, editor of American Artist, he received an Award of Excellence. In the 1998 show, judged by James Taylor of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England, and Peter Sutton, Director of the Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT, Bill was honored with another Award of Excellence.
Additionally, he has exhibited in prestigious galleries along the East Coast and is represented in private and corporate collections from Hawaii to London.
"I approach painting on three different levels. All three are interrelated, but easier to discuss separately. The first is the aesthetic. Composition for me is a complex exercise of arranging squares and rectangles broken by subtle curves and angles, hopefully fitting into a cohesive whole, and activated by a graduated system of warm and cool colors.
"The second level is creating a sense of place. Light, atmosphere, local color, and texture play the major roles, enabling the viewer to say, yes, this is the Azores, Nantucket, Cape Cod, or Ireland. Painting on location, producing small studies, is crucial to the success of the final studio painting. Although I put the most emphasis on the studio work, many collectors have sought out the studies as work of art in and of themselves.
"On the third level is the emotional or spiritual content. This is the most difficult one for me to articulate. A painting must have mood and subtle power. I try to stir the soul."SOLD. If you would like to inquire about the availability of other works by this artist, please contact the gallery.