Bill Zima

Bill Zima was born in the United States in 1961 and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Illinois in 1990. Bill relocated with his family from the United States to Spain in 2003 when his father-in-law became ill. After spending the final few years with his wife’s father, they relocated to Scotland in 2007. All his works are semi-abstract and focus on the patterns of nature, such as atmosphere, tides and motion.

“Since I was a young boy I have been inspired by the patterns in nature. Growing up in a rural area, early memories and influences include giant spider webs and their feared builders, salamander skins and grasshopper wings, snapping turtle shells and countless other wonders of nature.

Water has always been near, in the form of a swamp through the back woods when I was young, and then with Lake Michigan and all the streams and rivers flowing into it. But it also came from the sky, in magnificent thunderstorms with shock waves from nearby lightning strikes.

For the first year while living in Scotland I walked the Eastern Breakwater in Edinburgh nearly every day. It was the first time I lived with and experienced tides and realized the water could have many faces and energies, calm and ferocious, hot and cold… She was different every day.

In addition to being awe struck by nature, one of my early experiences had lasting effect. My father’s company restored the HOLLYWOOD sign (click here) when I was eight years old and visiting it, standing under it and looking up at the majesty of the letters was staggering. I worked in the outdoor advertising business for many years and now, upon reflection, realize the influence this has had upon my personal art practice. My semi-abstract seascapes, in fine art print form, allow me now to explore larger scales.”

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Gallery / Group / Fair Exhibitions

2018 – Off The Wall Gallery – Cardiff, Wales

2018 – Artify Gallery – Hong Kong

2018 – The Doorway Gallery – Dublin, Ireland (Edinburgh Art Fair, Summer Show)

2018 – Will’s Art Warehouse – London, United Kingdom (AAF Battersea, AAF Hampstead, AAF New York)

2018 – Art World Gallery – Falmouth, United Kingdom (Fresh Art Fair, two person show)

2018 – Found Gallery – Dunbar, United Kingdom (Summer Show)

2018 – The Gallery Melrose – Melrose, United Kingdom

2018 – ArtDog London, United Kingdom (Manchester Buy Art Fair)

2017 – The Doorway Gallery – Dublin, Ireland (Edinburgh Art Fair, Christmas Show)

2017 – Found Gallery – Dunbar, United Kingdom (Holiday Show)

2017 – Gallery & Barrow – Bath, United Kingdom (Manchester Buy Art Fair)

2017 – Artwave West Gallery Dorset – Bridport, United Kingdom (Summer Exhibition)

2017 – Will’s Art Warehouse – London, United Kingdom (AAF Battersea)

2017 – Byard Art Gallery – Cambridge, United Kingdom (Breath of Fresh Air)

2017 – Carina Haslam – Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England (Scottish Artists at CHA)

2016 – Open Eye Gallery – Edinburgh, Scotland

2016 – Artwave West Gallery Dorset – Bridport, United Kingdom (Group Show)

2016 – Carina Haslam – Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England (Edinburgh Art Fair, Cambridge Art Fair)

2016 – The Chimera Gallery – Dublin, Ireland (Edinburgh Art Fair, Group Show)

2016 – Will’s Art Warehouse – London, United Kingdom (AAF Battersea, AAF Bristol, AAF Hampstead)

2016 – The Moreton Gallery – Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, England (Group Show)

2016 – Bils & Rye – North Yorkshire, United Kingdom (Group Show)

2002 – Perimeter Gallery – Chicago, IL, United States

2002 – Ruth Bachofner Gallery – Santa Monica, CA, United States (Sense Appeal)

2001 – Hinsdale Center for the Arts – Hinsdale, IL, United States (Abstract Truths)

2001 – Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage – Glen Ellyn, IL, United States (Lost Horizons)

2000 – Chicago O’Hare International Airport – Chicago, IL, United States (Landscapes / Urbanscapes)

1999 – Perimeter Gallery – Chicago, IL, United States

1998 – Lanning Gallery – Columbus, OH, United States

1998 – Hespe Gallery – San Francisco, CA, United States

1998 – Lisa Kurts – Memphis, TN, United States

1998 – Nelson / Rovzar Gallery – Seattle, WA, United States

1998 – Craighead Green Gallery – Dallas, TX, United States

1997 – Hatton Gallery – Newcastle upon Tyne, England

1996 – Judith Racht Gallery – Harbert, MI, United States

1996 – Clayton Gallery – Newcastle upon Tyne, England

1996 – Chatton Gallery – Chatton, England

1995 – Nave Diez – Valencia, Spain

Solo Exhibitions

2005 – Perimeter Gallery – Chicago, IL, United States

2003 – Cervini Haas Gallery – Scottsdale, AZ, United States

2002 – Perimeter Gallery – Chicago, IL, United States

2001 – Perimeter Gallery – New York, NY, United States

2000 – Northern Indiana Arts Association – Munster, IN, United States

2000 – Perimeter Gallery – Chicago, IL, United States

1999 – Hespe Gallery – San Francisco, CA, United States

1999 – Brenda Kroos – Cleveland, OH, United States

1997 – The Chatton Gallery – Chatton, England

1996 – Judith Racht Gallery – Harbert, MI, United States

1996 – Artemisia – Chicago, IL, United States

1996 – Pinks – London, England

1995 – Nave Diez – Valencia, Spain

1995 – Artemisia – Chicago, IL, United States

Interviews & Press

2002 – Art In America – September Issue (click here)

2001 – “The Art of Encaustic Painting” by Joanne Mattera (Published by Watson-Guptill)

1997 – New Art Examiner (September)

1995 – Turia (October)

1995 – Posdata (October)

1995 – Diario 16 (October)

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“Lyvennet Beck” Print by Bill Zima

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“Swindale Beck” Print by Bill Zima

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“River Chilt” Print by Bill Zima

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“Ash Brook” Print by Bill Zima

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“King Water” Print by Bill Zima

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“Beachy Head” Print by Bill Zima

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“Rae Burn” Print by Bill Zima

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“Devil’s Brook” Print by Bill Zima

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“Chinook Water” Print by Bill Zima

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“Bollo Brook” Print by Bill Zima

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“Bore Burn” Print by Bill Zima

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“Mill Scar Lash” Print by Bill Zima

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“Cleethorpes” Print by Bill Zima

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“West Wilder Brook” Print by Bill Zima

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“Lunan Burn” Print by Bill Zima

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“Janet’s Foss” Print by Bill Zima

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“Huntspill River” Print by Bill Zima

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“Burn River” Print by Bill Zima

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“Scandal Beck” Print by Bill Zima

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“Scar Water” Print by Bill Zima

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“Taylorgill Force” Print by Bill Zima

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“River Sark” Print by Bill Zima

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“Alva” Print by Bill Zima

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“River Mint” Print by Bill Zima

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“Gurnard Luck” Print by Bill Zima

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“Water of Nochty” Print by Bill Zima

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“Folkestone” Print by Bill Zima

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“Dawlish Water” Print by Bill Zima

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