The natural beauty of wildlife has always held a fascination for me. This beauty, with its graceful and often gentle aspect, features prominently in the creation of my artwork; as in the grace of a heron hidden among the reeds stalking his next meal, unaware that he is being photographed. I know that capturing such perfection can be daunting, but as an artist this is my objective.

About Bill Shoemaker

Bill Shoemaker has been drawing with a passion for detail since childhood. After studying commercial art he did freelance work while also entering fine art shows. He broadened his artistic horizons to include pastel. Soon thereafter Bill added several awards including that of first place for pastel at the New Jersey State Fair. Bill started working in the color pencil medium in 1993 and since received over 80 awards for his work. The body of his work consists mostly of wildlife. 

Bill teaches group lessons at various locations and privately from his studio. When not teaching color pencil he can be found in St. Augustine, Florida. Bill’s trademark style breaches what he refers to as “Stylized-Realism” which allows the viewer to explore the innermost feeling of form.


© 2020 by Bill Shoemaker, CPSA

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