Bill started his work career as an accountant for Philip Morris in Richmond after returning from Vietnam in 1968. Looking for something more creative than balance sheets and ledgers, he went back to school while working full time and earned a BFA in Communication Arts and Design at VCU. He was then able to begin his dream career as a graphic designer and transferred to Philip Morris's Design Group, where he worked for 12 years.
In 1996, he worked for Orange County Government in Orlando, FL, as a Graphic Designer and managed the print shop. In 2002, back in Richmond, VA, he worked for the Virginia Lottery creating collateral for new games including machine wrappers, play tickets, posters and banners.
In 2008, he retired and moved to Gloucester, meeting and collaborating with other artists and supporters of the arts in the community.
“As far back as I can remember, I have always had an interest in the Arts. Whether it was playing in the high school band, taking photographs in the service or doing freelance wedding photography on the weekends. I make art because I enjoy the surprises that evolve, especially with monotypes. I start without always knowing what the ink is going to do. And in the end, some nice images and colors appear! I think it has a lot to do with what's inside you that wants to come out as an artist.”