Bill Webb was born and raised in England, and, after a career in education and a move to Canada in 1968, commenced a new career as a professional artist in 1990. He currently resides in Forestburg, Alberta.
Webb is a landscape painter who describes his style as "painterly realism." He uses acrylic paints in a manner reminiscent of the traditional school of watercolourists to create topographical landscapes that are intellectually developed with the inter-related elements of space, form, colour, line, unity, and rhythm. Bill's work has demonstrated a lasting love affair with the vistas and mountains of Alberta. His large realistic landscapes reflect this land's beauty, mood, and endless horizons.
"Viewers in front of my paintings most often remark that the first thing to strike them is the emotional impact of the painting … the second response is to the light in the painting, and, of course, my paintings are all about emotion and light. If the viewer has felt the emotion I felt when I painted the piece; then we have clicked."-Bill Webb
With great sorrow, we have learned of the passing of W.H. Webb in the early hours of Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Bill is survived by his daughter and five grandchildren. We want to express our condolences to Bill's family, friends, and collectors during this incredibly difficult time.