Bill is a local artist who grew up in Wichita, first he learned to paint from Betty Dickerson, Wilma Wethington, and Don Weddle. After earning a degree in fine art from WSU, he obtained his master’s degree in painting from Boston University in 1985.
His first professional exhibit was at Reuben Saunder’s Artworks Gallery in 1980. Since then, exhibitions of his work have been across the U.S., from Maine to Alaska.
Bill’s current series of Wichita oils, Authenti-City started when he returned to Wichita in 2013 and now numbers 271 paintings. The subjects include iconic, historic, unique, and beautiful elements of the city. Most of the paintings are already in private collections but are available as art prints directly from Goffrier Studios, www.goffrier.com.
Much of his current work is by commission. His art is in private collections internationally, and the Wichita Sedgwick County Historical Museum includes his work in their permanent collection
Photo above: “Douglas and Mead” (Authenti-City #20) 18×14, Oil, 2015 NFS