Bill Sawczuk2013 Artist
2013 Artwork for Sale
About the Artist
Bill Sawczuk was born in 1945 in Detroit, Michigan, and he can remember always enjoying drawing. He graduated from college with degrees in mechanical engineering and architecture and pursued those careers for a time. He eventually became a self-employed technical artist working on defense project logistics. In 1976, he spent a small amount of time at the Rocky Mountain College of Art, but most of his artistic ability has been gained through self education, practice, and study in fine art museums and galleries. He and his family moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming in 1993. Since then, he has spent time painting landscapes, wildlife, and historic structures.
What artist inspires you? Why?
Frank Tenney Johnson for his beautiful nocturnes, W. H. D. Koerner for his wonderful compositions and strong use of good color, C. M. Russell for dedicating himself to improving his art and then doing it, and my good friend Greg McHuron for constantly and steadfastly working at his craft.
How do you come up with an idea for a new piece of artwork?
A plein air painter is usually inspired by a scene or situation he comes upon during constant searching for subject material. Studio work can be more intentional but also involves trying to get emotion across to the viewer.
Where is the most inspirational place you've visited lately?
Living around Grand Teton Park provides many inspirations but seeing the mountains wrapped in storms comes as close as possible to the " most inspirational " but also the most difficult to paint.