Water has always been near, in the form of a swamp just thru the back wood when young, and then through Lake Michigan and all the streams and rivers flowing into it. But it also came from the sky, in magnificent thunderstorms with shock waves from nearby lightning strikes.

Bill has a Bachelor Fine Arts Degree from, School of the Art Institute in Chicago that he received in 1990.. He say:s “ I don't think I had a choice about becoming an artist. It is like breathing...not necessarily making art but like a photographer, having an artist's eye. I am inspired by a great many things and none more so than nature”.