Bill was born in Hackney in 1949, youngest of eight children. After a series of manual labourer jobs he passed The Knowledge and was a black cab driver in London for 35 years. During this time he painted occasional pictures, mainly on the walls and ceilings of his house. He would visit art galleries and museums in London during breaks from taxi driving.
Bill moved to Sawbridgeworth in 1997 and was persuaded to show a painting at the High Wych Art Festival, which was his first sale. He retired in 2009 and was then taken by friends to an art course in Harlow where he worked with other painters for the first time. Shortly after this he was introduced to the Bishop’s Stortford Art Society which has enabled him to expand his range and technique. Bill enjoys demonstrating and running workshops. He has a painting of Jackson Square hanging in situ and one of the old Corn Exchange hanging in Wetherspoons, Bishop’s Stortford. He paints in his shed at the bottom of the garden.