I think doing these animals where I really try to capture the essence and feeling is akin to doing human portrait work. I gotten a lot of good feedback on them.
Bill has studied from his library and has friends in the Navajo, Taos and Apache nations and has been gifted with a hand-made Navajo blanket for his appreciation of the culture.
Bill began studying wildlife at age eight when his father introduced him to hunting. Since he has made many trips throughout the American West hunting all forms, particularly the pack-in hunts for elk. He draws on these experiences for his paintings.
Bill spent 20+ years as a professional farrier and horse trainer, and his experiences on the ranch as a child and hunting trips affords him with many inspirations to create paintings depicting cowboy life.
Many travels throughout the West provides Bill with the reference and emotional experience to create convincing tugs to the viewers heart when they see his work of the West such as the Grand Canyon.
Bill also enjoys the challenge of portrait painting. Probably the hardest type of painting to touch the heart of the viewer, yet it is the most satisfying to the artist when the final product exceeds their expectations.
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Bill Scheidt c/o Bill Scheidt Western & Wildlife Art
614 Pleasant Valley Dr. North Boerne, Texas
USA 78006 Tel: (830) 336-2472 mobile (210) 846 1253