Bill Schmidt has been a professional landscape painter for more than 30 years after careers as a nuclear engineer, consultant, and president of a training firm. He began as a plein air painter with his first instructor several decades ago. He developed his distinctive style of loose realism after being inspired by the French and American Impressionists and the Cape Ann (Mass.) marine painters such as Emile Gruppe, Harry Ballinger, et al. Working with a palette that enables him to paint bright, lively scenes as well as react to fog, overcast, and storms, he paints outdoors in all seasons at home and in his travels. His paintings include marine scenes from the Chesapeake Bay area, New England, the Gulf Coast, and Bermuda plus images of countrysides, cities, and towns.
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