Bill Hull Biography

Eastern Sierra, August 2013


“A pictorial representation is always a translation” … Edgar A. Payne (1882-1947)

“the desire to express, to excel or idealize; the enjoyment of nature; the love of beauty; the talent or genius are elemental factors in origin of art”…. Edgar A. Payne (1882-1947)

“For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but its surroundings bring it to life – the air and the light, which vary continually”…Claude Monet (1840 – 1928)

“In nature, light creates color. In the picture color creates the light”. ...Hans Hofmann,
(March 21, 1880 – February 17, 1966)


Mt Kisco, New York

Post-Secondary Education

Chaffey College, Alta Loma, CA, 1960-1963

art and pre-med./biology majors

United States Army Medic 1963-1966

South Korea US Army Medic 1964

Santa Barbara City College & U.C. Santa Barbara, 1966-1968

biology major

Santa Barbara City College Continuing Education, 1998-present

classes in landscape air painting, watercolor, oil, 
drawing, figure drawing and painting, botanical illustration, 
stained glass and frame making

Workshops, 1998-present

plein air painting, oil and watercolor

Favorite Media

pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, oil, watercolor and stained glass

Art for Publication

Biology of Organisms, 1962, by Lloyd P. Parratt, 

Chaffey College Biology Dept (laboratory manual)

Toy Town 2011 (tentative), by Ilmars Birznieks (a children’s book)

Professional Memberships

Santa Barbara Art Association

Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment (SCAPE)

Mesa Artist Studio Tour (MAST)

Artist Statement:

I go into nature and interpret light, shadow and color and bring it to others to see. I have been a lover of nature since a child and I love to travel, observe the natural world and try to express it in my art work.

Enjoying art since 1970 landscape En Plein air and studio painting in oil, watercolor, drawing and stained glass.