William Jameson

David Houston, Director of the Ogden Museum of Art, University of New Orleans, describes Bill’s paintings as “carefully considered explorations of both visible and intangible characteristics of the natural order.” Houston notes Bill’s evolution as a painter, asserting that, “[his] journey as an artist has traveled full circle, from an early realism through minimalism and conceptualism, to a reviewed, but altered realism.” Bill acknowledges the change and growth in his artistic style since beginning his journey as a painter over twenty-five years ago.

His personal involvement in the creation of each work is apparent in his painting style, incorporating heavy applications of paint with strong, energetic brushstrokes. These techniques instill his paintings with a sense of movement, echoing the recurring theme of natural cycles and change, inherent in his subject matter.

His use of diagonal compositions are another element of his painting style suggestive of constant change; drawing the viewer’s eye across all areas of the canvas and back again, creating a personal dialogue with the viewer, inviting them to bring there own experience to a familiar setting. This ability to draw the observer into the artwork is Bill’s true gift; as it allows his audience to feel a personal connection to his paintings.

His basic palette has not changed over the years; however, Bill has continued to broaden in his exploration of the nuances of color and light. Stressing the importance of this aspect in his paintings Bill asserts that, “In exploring the myriad of subtle, illusive grays in nature, the result has been more information and a softer look.” Bill continues to seek new ways to reach his ultimate goal – continuing to engage his viewer in thoughtful contemplation with paintings that interpret each location’s unique aesthetic quality while translating the mood and atmosphere of a particular moment in time.

A prolific painter, Bill continues pursuing his explorations of landscapes. He expresses his creative drive in this way, “The more I paint, the more I must paint. The need to…is never diminished by having completed a painting, but rather there’s an immediate need to begin another.”

"Misty River"

oil on canvas

36" x 48"

"Early Snow on Cold Mountain Creek"

oil on canvas

30" x 40"

Bennett Gallery

2104 Crestmoor Rd

Nashville TN 37215

615-297-3201