"My colours are deep and rich. I love to throw in an odd, strange colour that no one would guess would ever be there. It makes for interesting painting, you work it into something so it looks natural and suddenly you've got something that nobody else has painted before" -William Philpott
"Paint what you know. These wise words from William Fred Philpott's father has served the cattleman's son well over the years. Bill Philpott and his three sisters were raised at Butte Lee Farms north of Central Butte (Saskatchewan, Canada) by father, Edgar, and mother, Lily. For this prairie artist, painting what he knows means capturing the nuances of farm life and rural landscape of southwest Saskatchewan on large canvasses with brilliant colours from oil paints...Philpott has been drawing since the early age of three. He took a commercial art course through correspondence while attending high school in Central Butte...attended Medicine Hat College for two years of Visual Communications, and also took a two year correspondence course through Art Instruction School in Minneapolis. Eleven of Philpott's paintings toured the province through OSAC (Organization of Saskatchewan ARTs Councils) in 1985."
Interview and writing by Barb Parchman - Publication was produced in Herbert Herald in part for art exhibition of the "Summer Series" art Art Gallery of Swift Current, July5 to August 23, 2014.
Bill is the recipient of 2 OSAC Provincial Touring Exhibitions (1985-88 and 2018-2021)
His work was also collected by the SK Arts Board in 2021.
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