Virtually all of William's art deals with his family dairy farm outside of Rensselaer Falls, NY on which he has lived his entire life. His pen & ink and watercolor still-lifes are scenes from within his old red farm house. They depict household objects in the often messy, chance arrangements of ordinary life. His pastels focus on the landscape around his farm and Highway 68 as it runs by his house. They evoke the heat of the asphalt on a midsummer's day, the chill damp air of a rainy morning, the "fwoosh" of a passing car, and the silence of the empty road.
His secondary career is in theatre set design and painting. His production credits include sets for St Lawrence University, Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam, Grasse River Players, Sunday Rock Legacy Project, and Canton and Potsdam High Schools.