Bill and his family live 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 art work.
Accomplishments include designing the 2002 &1995 Wisconsin Inland Trout Stamp, the 1997 &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 the 1990 and 1992 Wehr Nature Center Wildlife 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 Festival, Milwaukee; the Miller Art Center, Sturgeon Bay; the Wisconsin Wildlife Art Exhibition at the West Bend Art Museum and The Alexander House, Port Edwards.
His art work has appeared in Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine, Wisconsin Outdoor Journal, Fur, Fish and Game, and Wisconsin Academy Review. Bill recently completed the illustrations for the book, Conquest to Conservation, by Mike Dombeck, former Chief of the U.S. Forest Service.