Vermont artist William Hays has been creating beautiful works of art for more than 40 years. He began painting in watercolors as a teenager and eventually ended up with a degree in sculpture from the University of Alaska in Anchorage. After moving to Vermont from Alaska in 1987, he concentrated on painting in oils. His works in linocut prints began in 2007 with the encouragement of his late wife, Patricia. Since 2012 Hays has concentrated exclusively on printmaking.

Hays' work is frequently included in juried exhibitions regionally and nationally where he has been singled out for recognition. His artworks grace the walls of private collectors in more than a dozen countries around the world. His linocut prints are exhibited in fine art galleries in the United States and online.

He says, "Landscape is the foundation of my inspiration. I often work more from memory or an impression than from a particular place. The compositions are the framework on which I hang a sequence of layered colors in rhythmic patterns to create a mood and a harmonious image. Using reduction printing techniques and multiple blocks allows me a level of complexity that suits my drive to create artworks which evoke my imaginings, my experiences, my creations."

Since 2002 William has written extensively about the process of creating his art - from sketches and photographs through the final product. An archive of his writing, artwork and photographs can be found on his blog page, along with additional articles from other sources. William has also written an essay explaining his reduction linocut printing process.

William's Resume

Brattleboro, Vermont 05301 USA
Phone: 802-257-5181

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