Clipped From El Paso Herald-Post
EL PASO HERALD-POST, Saturday, May 27, 1S72 Parttime Painter Prefers Nature Drawing A«"«ri*I*B • C" I • Artist Exhibits at Sheraton By BETTY PIERCE Bill Bissell, El Paso painter, likes to paint storm skies, in all seasons of the'year. One of the paintings he -is showing in an exhibition- with Dorothy Sorramer at the Sheraton Sheraton Inn depicts a rural landscape, landscape, across which the rain has just passed, leaving wet •buildings and a muddy road. Mr. B i s s e II is working toward a Masters Degree -in Engineering at the University ' of Texas at El Paso, and is office office manager at Park Hill- Smith . and Cooper Consulting Engineers. He teaches Karate and Judo at the YMCA, and has taught mathematics in the El Paso Public schools. HE STUDIED commercial -art by correspondence with Famous Artist School and locally -with Jim Ti-llotson. "I make sketches and take pictures whenever I travel," Mr. Bissell said. "I'm a member member of the Army Reserve, and I have a chance to go to a different different place each year and paint in my spare time." His favorite paintings in the group he is showing now are the barn, a snow scene and an autumn landscape. Others •include a white church, and a California Mission, seascapes and landscapes. The group, includes watercolors, and acrylics. MR. BISSELL admits to Weaving Display Seen at UTEP "Tangiibflitations," a contemporary contemporary collection of ideas in traditional manifestations, will be presented in the Union Gallery on the • campus of the University of Texas at El Paso AT THE SHERATON Bill Bissell is showing a group of acrylics and watercolor, including sea scapes, landscapes and missions. missions. having done some illustrations, illustrations, particularly some pen and ink drawings of rodeo scenes. He is concentrating on fine art, now. He considers himself largely self-taught from watching others others work, and from other observation. As his paintings indicate, he prefers nature subjects- and has a fondness for seascapes. "I was born in Rhode Island," he said, "and I enjoy painting the sea, but I can't do that in El Paso. That's another advantage to the trips with the Reserve. I have a chance to see different landscape, and I always enjoy being where there is water." He is painting now for the El Paso Art Association show in June, and the Faiil show in October. He will also exhibit in El Paso Art Association's annual Members Only Show.