A North Country resident since 1975, Bill grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. That background continues to influence the way Bill responds to local scenes. His plein air paintings, make in all kinds of weather year-round, often depict farmhouses, barns, farm equipment, and cultivated fields.
Bill really likes barns. When talking about them, he quotes artist Wolf Kahn, who compared American barns to temples in Greece and Rome. Other paintings of Bills show remnants of industry, camps, bridges, and other evidence of local culture, past and present. Love of water is another constant for Bill, his focus on the way humans have experienced and used the river throughout time.