"Born in San Francisco, California. After completing his formal education at the San Francisco Art Institute in the early 1970’s, Bill began a career as a professional artist, exhibiting his sculpture, paintings and drawings in San Francisco and Portland galleries. Then, in the early 1980’s, he moved to Albany, Oregon and began to apply his art background to landscape architecture, designing and building gardens and outdoor living spaces for clients in and around the Willamette Valley, a profession he enjoys to this day. With his affinity to both art and science, and a passion for the outdoors, Bill enjoys exploring the many Oregon waters with fly rod, sketch book, and camera in hand. This interest in fly fishing and the Northwest landscapes surrounding the places he loves to fish became a favorite inspiration for both his paintings and his garden designs.
"However almost anything; an interestingly shaped dried leaf, found bones, the vast Willamette Valley fields, or a corner of his garden could become the subject for his next painting or drawing. Often working from life, and then finishing or enhancing the piece in the studio, Bill attempts to convey his personal outdoor experiences through his art."
Bill Marshall, 2016