About the Artist

 

Originally from Warrnambool in of South Western Victoria, William grew up in surroundings that inspired him to draw, paint and learn. In this setting he developed a passion for the natural environment and its conservation, which is now the focus of his artwork.

William is a qualified scientist with a PhD in biology who now works as an artist constructing highly realistic wildlife paintings, drawings and sculpture that have received numerous awards and commendations. In 2016 and 2017 William was a finalist in the coveted Holmes Art Prize for realistic birdlife art. In 2017, William was accepted as an associate member of the prestigious Society of Animal Artists (SAA), an international organization comprised of members who produce the best animal art in the world.

William’s deep understanding of biology and the natural world coupled with his passion for wildlife and nature is represented in the detail and character of his artwork. It is this knowledge, understanding and appreciation that allows him to more accurately capture his chosen subject matter in a way that realistically represents their natural state.

William now lives and works as an artist in Victoria’s Macedon ranges. In this setting his work has been heavily influenced by the local landscape and the plants and animals that inhabit it.  His preferred subject matter has always been and continues to be the landscapes, plants and animals that interest him. 

 

 

SERVICES & PRODUCTS

  • Commission work
  • Original Artworks (paintings, drawings and sculpture)
  • Reproductions
  • Art Workshops & classes
  • Art Demonstrations

 
AFFILIATIONS

  • Society of Animal Artists (SAA)
  • Wildlife Artists Society of Australasia (WASA)
  • Macedon Ranges Art Trail (MRAT)
  • Wildlife Art Museum of Australia (WAMA)
  • Wildlife Victoria (WV)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Inside covering art – James Affleck (2010). Geelong Collegians at the Second World War and Subsequent Conflicts. Newtown, Vic. Geelong College Foundation