Oil painter Bill Suys is a Signature Member of both the Oil Painters of America and the Portrait Society of America whose greatest joy in life is standing behind his easel, indoors or out, with a brush in his hand. Bill creates plein air and studio works using wide-ranging subject matter: portraiture/figurative, landscape, animals, still life and architecture. Suys paints, teaches, judges, lectures and demonstrates. He has won multiple national and international awards and was recently elected to the OPA Board of Directors.
Recent years have been a period of accelerated growth for Suys, whose work was chosen to hang in 7 OPA National Exhibitions since 2010 and who, in 2013, won Best In Show at the Salon International. In addition to numerous group and one-man gallery shows, event invitations, cherished awards earned, juried show acceptances – and some wonderful editorial profiles – Suys’s devotion to his craft, his participation in plein air invitationals, judging, and increasingly, teaching, have helped him grow not just in reputation but as a soulful painter who believes in lifelong learning, ‘no excuses’, and the power of observation.