I am inspired by direct observation and the plein air process. I enjoy playing with color and composition within the framework of linear perspective. In addition to painting plein air cityscapes, I regularly paint 3 hour sessions of both the figure and portrait. By drawing and painting the figure I hope to continue building a strong foundation that can help me have confidence to be a better improviser and editor. In other words, I like to paint what I see and I enjoy the magic of creating the illusion of 3d on a 2d surface.
Rhode Island School of Design, BFA-EHP, Rome, Italy. NYS Art Education, Elmira College.
I am grateful to the following artists who have taught and inspired me to change: At Studio Incamminatti, Lea Colie Wight and Jafong Lee. Ron Donoughe, Steve Hankin, Phil Salvato, Kathy Frost, Barbara Kern Bush, Patrick Lee.
Bill currently teaches summer workshops in painting to teens with Touchstone Center for Crafts. Teaching with Touchstone since 2007, he previously taught Visual arts with Pittsburgh Public Schools at Brashear High School.
Juried Shows. 7 AAP annuals- member since 1989. SWPA council for the arts, 2011, James Gallery, Location, Location, Location show 12/2009 Westmoreland Biennial 2008, Hoyt Regional 2009, Concept gallery (three group shows including Arts in the Park).
Two person shows Portraits of Pittsburgh with Bill Vrscak 4/2010 and Versatile Visions with Patrick Lee 4/2008. at Panza Gallery.