William (Bill) Linford has created a diverse body of work over his lifetime as an artist. Life experiences and interests inform his themes, including the environment, the land, our similarities and differences, and many forms of sport appear, both as central subject matter or embedded subliminally within a piece.
In his latest series ‘Play’, William has explored his favourite summertime sport, the game of cricket, at many differing levels. Many of us can relate with nostalgia, memory, passion or familiarity to William’s representations of elite, backyard, beach or neighbourhood ‘Play’.
Each piece is crafted in his own unique and distinctly Australian style. Family and community-based play has emerged as a common theme in this collection and the recent growth of women’s cricket is also acknowledged.
William has been developing his skills, working with oil on canvas, for over 40 years. His success has been recognized by numerous awards, including as a finalist in the Cricket Art Prize, Sydney. He has been invited to participate in many group and solo exhibitions and his works can be found in local, national and international collections.
William has resided and painted in his coastal Ocean Grove home studio for the past 35 years, full time since 2006 . He never tires from experimenting with the painting process and feels fortunate to have found such a rewarding career.