Bill was born on 29th November 1937. He started painting in 1982 and joined an Art class at Kirby Bellars, Leicestershire, which later became an Art Group. He has been painting professionally for a number of years, having left his trade as an engineer. He paints in Oils, Water-colour, Acrylic and Pastel. His interest at the moment is painting in Pastel, this he finds produces a more accurate colouring in his pictures. He enjoys landscape painting especially villages which he likes to record before they alter with modern development.