Born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1957, Bill grew up in a Dutch immigrant family and had an interest in the visual arts from an early age. Also an avid gardener and photographer Bill’s art takes much of his inspiration from nature.

Bill paints in water soluble oils and enjoys the CoinJoin experience of working in oils without the messy cleanup of traditional oils.  An avid photographer Bill mostly works from photographs but also likes to get outside and paint Plein Aire whenever he can.

Bill is a member and an Executive Board Member of The Society Of York Region Artists .  He is also currently a member of the Newmarket Group of Artists.

He has shown at various local and regional art shows including: Buckhorn Festival of the Arts, Lawrence Park Art Show, King Studio Tour and the Newmarket Art Walk