Bill White | U.S. Painter | Figurative Painter | 1947

Bill White was born in Seattle Washington, U.S.A. 1947.
"I am a portrait painter and figurative artist living in Puerto Vallarta Mexico. I paint my friends and acquaintances and include them in scenes of contemporary Mexico. I attempt to paint the beauty and emotion of the people I meet. Every picture really does have a story.
I am currently painting portrait commission, preparing for gallery shows and teaching portrait painting classes."

After a brief stint at the University of Washington art school which featured strange conceptual design classes and a modern approach to art he escaped to the world of commercial art. From 1971 to 1996 Bill White created and operated White Sign and Graphic Design. It was primarily a sign and design shop in Seattle Washington wherein Bill specialized in hand painted signs, graphic design, hand carving, advertising design, ad copy, illustration, caricature and cartooning. Using those self developed skills he produced competent and creative work for a vast variety of clients. His client list goes from mom and pop stores, to a fully illustrated anti-drug coloring book for the Seattle Seahawks, to sign design and construction for the Pike Place Market P.D.A. in Seattle, and finally to Kryspy Kreme Donuts. During those sign painting years Bill was able to hone his skills as a sign designer, many times working with restaurant owners to develop their entire identity package from menu design, to point of purchase signs and posters, to print advertising, to interior and exterior graphic design of the building.

The many years of sitting at a sign painters easel stroking letters or hanging off the back of a boat he was lettering taught him a multitude if exacting and expressive brush strokes that apply directly to his style of fine art expression today.