Bill Dale Bio I began my art training as a kid with my mother who was a fashion illustrator in Kansas City in the 1950’s and 1960’s. From my her, I received valuable support, training and criticism. I graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Industrial Design in 1969. The most memorable thing from my college years was the 7:30 life drawing classes three days a week. I didn’t appreciate it then but now consider it some of my most valuable education.  I began my professional career working in a design office in Wichita Kansas. There I learned the commercial side of art and honed my technical drawing and rendering skills. After 20 years, I opened my own design office in Texas. My primary profession is ‘Product Design’, specializing in exterior and interior styling, color, graphics, and illustration of aircraft and other transportation products. I have been painting landscape/cityscape subjects and lately have been moving into more figurative work and portraits. Still trying to get control of the techniques, paints and materials. My work must be improving as I have been asked to do some “demos’ and small workshops for local art groups
Some of my show awards: Texas Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition 2017 – Juror: Soon Warren - Jack Richeson Award Southwestern Watercolor Society Annual Membership Exhibition 2017 – Juror: Keiko Tanabe -Rob Erdle Memorial Award Society of Watercolor Artists 2017 Juried Membership Exhibition – Juror: Sarah Graham-Harman - Jurors Award Lake Granbury Art Association 2017 Fall Festival of Art – Juror: Ann Hardy -  Best of Show Society of Watercolor Artists Fort Worth – 2018 International Exhibition – Juror: Don Andrews – 2nd Place Western Federation of Watercolor Societies 2018 Annual Exhibit – Juror: Ted Nuttall – Best of Show Southwestern Watercolor Society Annual Membership Exhibition 2018 – Juror: Robert Burridge -2nd Place Society of Watercolor Artists Fort Worth – 2018 Membership Exhibition – Juror: Bev Boren – 2nd Place Lake Granbury Art Association 2018 Fall Festival of Art – Juror: Lindey Benson -  Lake Granbury Art Association Award Acceptance into Transparent Watercolor Society of America 2019 Exhibition –Jurors Lauren McCracken And Linda Baker
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