Bill Rice2013 Artist
2013 Artwork for Sale
Sculpture – Basswood, Copper, & Oil Paint – Edition of 1
13 x 5 x 5 inches
Intent to Purchase, Lot #222
About the Artist
Bill Rice creates dynamic renditions of wild birds, capturing their distinctive beauty as well as their unique characteristics. He has worked as a professional sculptor for nearly 35 years and has received numerous prestigious awards. His work is in the permanent collections of the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, and in private collections in the United States and abroad. He exhibits in wildlife art shows around the country and is a juried member in the Society of Animal Artists. In 2007, he was the Lanford Monroe Memorial Artist-in-Residence and Featured Artist/Sculptor at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
What artist inspires you? Why?
One artist that I have always been inspired by is Lynn Bogue Hunt. His use of color has been very appealing - not so much realistic as just beautiful harmonies and good use of color value.
How do you come up with an idea for a new piece of artwork?
Most of my ideas are sparked by direct observation in the woods and especially along waterways - both inland and coastal areas.
Where is the most inspirational place you've visited lately?
Acadia National Park in Maine has to be at the top of my most inspirational places. Its habitats make it always a treasure trove of great bird sightings as well as its location as a pathway for migratory bird flights.