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BILL BROWN is a South African artist residing in Cape Town. Bill is not your typical artist. He did not choose art as a subject at school although he trained as a cadastral draughtsman. It was only when, in his late twenties, he received a set of ink drawings as a present, that a spark was lit. This single act that changed his passion to draw and eventually paint, turned that spark into a consuming fire which has continued to this day. He is passionate about capturing landscapes and seascapes on paper, board or canvas, and he never goes anywhere without his camera – a very useful tool when finding the perfect subject matter. Light and how it transforms the seemingly mundane into exciting and dramatic atmospheric scenes has compelled Bill to try and record these images in any way he can.
The opportunity to retire and devote himself wholeheartedly to this passion has bough Bill to this very special time in his life in his early sixties. “I had secretly but not convincingly believed that this day might come some time.” Bill joined the South African Society of Artists in 2004. He retired from a busy business career in manufacturing at the end of 2007, he threw himself wholeheartedly into art. Entering SASA competitions and exhibitions has maintained firm but positive pressure on Bill and resulted in his achieving a number of honours from the society. The most recent being his election as a Fellow of SASA.
Bill has also participated in many successful Kirstenbosch exhibitions in Cape Town and continues to sell his works locally and abroad. He was recently featured in the June 2012 edition of the UK “The Artist” Magazine.