Where Rivers Freeze
Bill lives and paints in the heart of Wisconsin's Kettle Moraine. He has been painting since he was a young boy getting early training from his mother, who was an artist, and later from several schools and artists in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Bill earned degrees in Mathematics and Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. His undergraduate and graduate degrees in Biology exposed Bill to the writings of Aldo Leopold. Leopold's "Land Ethic" has been a major influence in his artwork.
Accomplishments include designing the 2010 Wisconsin Pheasant Stamp, the 2009, 2002 and 1995 Wisconsin Inland Trout Stamp, the 1997 and 1986 Wisconsin Wild Turkey Stamp, the Ice Age Park and Trail Foundation Print in 1989, the 1988 Wisconsin Great Lakes Salmon and Trout Stamp, "Best of Show" at wildlife art exhibits at the Wehr Nature Center and the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, the Green Lake Art Show, and 1st runner-up in the Wisconsin Wildlife Artist of the Year competition. Bill's work has been shown at the Great Lakes Wildlife Art Exhibition, at the Museum of Wisconsin Art and The Alexander House, Port Edwards, WI. His paintings have appeared in Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine, Wisconsin Outdoor Journal, Fur, Fish and Game, and Wisconsin Academy Review. Bill illustrated the book Conquest to Conservation by Mike Dombeck, former Chief of the U.S. Forest Service. He was the featured artist for the 2009 Channel 10 Art Auction in Milwaukee.