Bill's Blog: Recent Posts
Driver and owner Mike Manners commissioned this 48" x 30" palette knife original. I've done very few drag pieces so this was a nice change of pace! Mike is one of those clients who knows what he wants and was involved in the final product. He was also extremely patient what with all of my [...]
A 58" x 42" original acrylic awarded to Core Autosport at the 2015 Tudor Award Banquet in Atlanta. Continental Tires commissioned three paintings which were awarded that night. Because the championship was not decided until 48 hours before the award ceremony I had to set up a studio in my hotel room to paint this! [...]
From the Greater Houston Ace Dealer's Children's Miracle Network golf tournament fundraiser Monday. The painting raised $7000.00 for their charity!
Two of my favorite clients got married last weekend in Greenville, SC. Rob was to surprise Miranda with a live painting that I was to do at the reception, but the morning of the wedding, she spotted me in the lobby of the hotel and I was busted! However, the painting was great fun, substantial [...]
This is a Porsche 356 winding through an icy pass in the Alps. A tip of the hat to one of the greats, Walter Gotschke!
I had the honor of performing live at the IndyCar Champions Banquet in San Francisco. I painted Justin Wilson's final victory at Texas Motor Speedway in 2012. The original painting is being auctioned in the Ebay auction set up by Graham Rahal with the monies raised benefitting the Wilson Childrens Fund:http://stores.ebay.com/Celebrity-Charity-Auctions/Justin-Wilson-MemorialPrints of the Orginal are [...]
I was so honored to be invited back to the Yellow Party at the Indianapolis 500. The hottest ticket in town and all for a very important cause. I painted this peice live and it sold for $20k! Ryan and Beccy Hunter-Reay and the Racing for Cancer Team have done an amazing job with this [...]
Wow...what a race and what a day! I had the pleasure of working for Firestone Tires today! First time client, what a great group! I painted for 1000 guests at the Firestone hospitality tent in the paddock immediately following the drop of the checkered flag at the Indianapolis 500! To top it off race winnerTeam [...]
Tonight was the end of an era....the Legendary David Letterman retired from The Late Show with David Letterman after more than 30 years. Since Dave is an Indiana native and owner of the Rahal/Letterman IndyCar team, The Milano Inn commissioned me for a live performance on Daves final night to commemorate Dave's show and his [...]
It was great to be asked over the off season to do the cover art for the 2015 Long Beach Grand Prix! The process took a while to get just the right perspective, but they were fantastic about not pushing me on style. They liked this look and let me go!I will be in Long [...]