You may call this artwork what you choose...Luminous Abstracts, Cubistic, or Fractured Prisms, but you will have to agree they are all beautiful and full of vigor. All of the thumbnails below are done in pastels in a most original manner. Click individually on each to see a blow-up, accompanied by the artist's explanation of how the art was done. Along with this, Bill reveals when he realized that he was finished. In pastel drawings, this is important to prevent overworking the art.
Bill McEnroe graduated from Melrose High School in 1940 before attending The Boston Museum School Of Fine Arts. Enlisting in the Navy in 1942, Bill took Quartermaster training and was assigned to the sub-chaser "Felicia." Later he was assigned to a high speed troop carrier in San Francisco which delivered 5000 troops to various South Sea battle areas in '44 and '45. Bill was aboard the first ship to enter the Japan harbor of Osaka, after the bombs were dropped. He was discharged as Quartermaster, 1st Class at Long Beach, CA, 1946. Subsequently, he received his BA at California State University, San Jose and his MA from Stanford University He earned Honors in Art from each. His graduate studies included the University of the Americas, Mexico City and University of California, Los Angeles.
Bill's professional experience include: Professor of Painting and Art History from 1950-1982 at Ventura County Community College, Ventura CA; scenic designer, workshop director, book illustrator and lecturer. His published work is "Outlines and Lectures in Art History." Kendall-Hunt, 1965-1979.
Professional affiliations of Bill McEnroe include: NPS, NWS, NWWS; his gallery affiliations are with State of the Arts, Olympia, WA; Kimberly Art Gallery, Shelton, WA; Back Arbor Gallery, Ojai, CA and Seattle Art Museum, Sales-Rental Gallery.
The above art appeared in 1999 on the web site of artshow.com, web design by Extreme Technologies. The copyrights are owned by Bill McEnroe, 5845 Camelot Dr. S.W., Olympia, WA 98512. Telephone: (360)943-4608 and (360)786-9232. We use these with the permission of all.
July 7, 2000