Monday, September 24, 2007
William (Bill) Heydt from Newport, RI has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design. In the past, he has specialized in water color painting and has completed a series of giclee of Newport and Paris. Bill is currently one of the eight artists working on the ALRI – Timberland 02863 Boot Project. He created the paper template that the students will be first working on before they paint on the actual boots. This will give the students a better idea of how their designs will look once on the three dimensional objects. Bill’s permanent collections can be seen in The Brooklyn Museum and Rhode Island School of Design. He has been a part of many group exhibitions since 1975 including Cite des Arts in Paris, Island Arts, DeBlois Gallery, Newport Art Museum, Art League of Rhode Island. Last year he had a solo exhibit at Spring Bull Gallery in Newport and a group show at Arnold Art Gallery in Newport. To learn more about Bill and see his work, go to http://www.williamheydt.com/.