Bill Hogan

“After high school in Tenafly, New Jersey I attended the University of Maryland for a couple of years but dropped out to attend the School of Visual Arts in NYC where I obtained a certificate in illustration. Drafted into the US Army, I was stationed at Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. I took full advantage of my time off of my military responsibilities to explore and paint the local scene and won a few awards along the way. After two years in the US Army I moved to Mexico City where I received an MFA degree from the University of the Americas (an American University). Re-locating  toSanta Fe, NM, I taught junior high arts and crafts at Espanola Junior High, for two years and eventually returned east to work for The Record newspaper in Hackensack, New Jersey as an illustrator/cartoonist for the editorial section. I’ve had one man exhibitions in Mexico, New Mexico, Texas, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, as well as participating in many juried exhibitions locally and nationally, most recently one-person exhibitions at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie 2012, the Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, 2014, the Chapin School, Princeton 2015, all in NJ, and in 2016 the Pennswood Art Gallery in Newtown, PA. My work is included in private collections as well as the Newark Museum, Newark NJ, and The Billie Ireland  Museum of Cartoon Art at The Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio. I was a volunteer docent at Princeton University Art Museum from 2004-2016. In September 2001 my artist wife Susan and I moved to Bucks County where we maintain studios.  I am a current member of the Princeton Art Alliance, Trenton Artists Workshop Association (TAWA), and also a founding member of the Artists of Yardley (AOY) PA.”

“Transforming a blank canvas has always been a magic, challenging and exciting journey. The canvas is always in a state of magic and discovery. The magic begins by taking an idea and creating a composition around it, and the discovery is the process of transforming that idea into a visual reality. The painting grows like a colorful flower, and I grow with it. I evaluate, make changes tweaking shapes, images and color as I continue developing the canvas. I engage the painting like it is my own child, concentrating, listening and feeling the mood and rhythms as I move along on my painting journey.”