520 E. Savannah Rd. Lewes, DE 19958

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(302) 645-0551

Bill Patterson

"When I view the world around me I am struck by the awesome beauty and attention to details that our creator has used, whether it’s a magnificent sunset down to the smallest details on a flower petal. My inspiration to create a painting comes from my initial reaction to a particular scene, how objects relate to one another, and the play of light that creates a specific mood within me. Personally, I love to use oil paints because of the luminosity that I can achieve."


For the past 50 years, Bill has been actively involved in the arts. At the tender age of eight, he began his career in art by painting a portrait of Abraham Lincoln. Since then, he has spent a lifetime dedicated to improving his artistic talents.


Bill has received formal training from Rowan University, the University of the Arts and Nelson Shank’s Studio Incamminati. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Art Education and a Masters Degree in Teaching. He loves to impart knowledge to others, especially when they have that "Aha Moment" and realize "I get this." During his tenure, he has mentored many students and adults who have become art educators, full-time artists, and hobbyists in oil painting.


Throughout his career, Bill has received numerous awards and commissions for his work. It is not unusual to see him throughout Sussex County with his camera and paintbrushes in hand, scouting out his next artistic endeavor.

The artwork pictured here is a representation of this artist's work. We aim to display only pieces that are currently in the gallery, though some may have been sold. If you are interested in purchasing a particular piece by this artist, please call the gallery at (302) 645-0551.