William Linford

William (Bill) began painting in the 1970’s. What began as a hobby has evolved into a passion that he immerses himself in whenever time allows. Much of his work has been inspired by his life experiences. He grew up as the youngest member of a large family in country Victoria, began his career as a Youth Worker and started his own family in suburban Melbourne in the 1980’s and then made the ‘Sea Change’ to coastal Ocean Grove almost twenty years ago.

His unique style, incorporating powerful images, bold use of color and a love of changing skylines has always encouraged comment by the observer. His work is unmistakably Australian.

Bill has built a strong reputation in the Geelong district and throughout regional and metropolitan Victoria. Recently Bill has won various Art prizes and awards including Warnambool, Werribee and the prestigious Bayside Art show. His paintings are represented in many private collections in Australia, England, New Zealand, the U.S.A, Denmark and China.

In January 2023 he exhibited in ‘PLAY’, examining all aspects of the game of cricket, a subject that has always featured in his work.