After serving four years in the Marines, Bill entered Virginia Commonwealth University’s commercial art program, graduating in 1982. From there, he joined the Graphics department at the NASA Langley Research Center and spent 34 years there as an illustrator and graphic designer, providing conceptual and documentary paintings for such programs as the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station. His aerospace work as been displayed nationally at museums, galleries and art shows.
As a parallel to his aerospace work, Bill has pursued a lifelong artistic interest in wildlife. Working in a wide variety of media, from oils and pastels to colored pencils and inks, he has taken on wildlife commissions for clients throughout the United States and as far away as Australia. While concentrating on birds, particularly raptors such as great horned owls, ospreys, and red-tailed hawks, his works have included such diverse subjects as cougars, manta rays and Komodo dragons. He presently works out of his studio near Lexington, Virginia.