About Me

Creating A Tangible Expression

My Approach:

Each canvas is an empty space for my own human condition to explore. Perhaps our paths will cross.

My Story:

In early 2018 I purchased an abstract painting at an antique store. It was a very unique piece painted on an old album cover. As soon as I saw it I fell in love with it. I also had a very strong spark of inspiration to begin creating art of my own. In April 2018 I purchased some charcoal pencils and paper. I began experimenting with abstract drawings by simply moving randomly across the page. After stepping back I would rotate it and maybe add some more.

I wandered into a gallery a few weeks later without realizing it happed to be the studio of the very popular Vancouver, WA/Portland, OR artist James Dunbar. I mentioned that I just began abstract drawing. He asked to see some of my new work. After returning a few days later his wife and he took one look and immediately offered me wall space in his gallery beginning June 2018! I was shocked! This lit a fire of confidence in me. I hit the street running. I began to emerge as an upcoming artist! I was involved in a pop up show later that summer and began showing work at Angst Gallery.

I joined Mosaic Arts Alliance, a non-profit organization that connects local artists with businesses around Vancouver. It was a great opportunity to display my art around town. I was soon voted to serve on the Board of directors in 2019. Later that year I was voted Vice President and in 2020 President. I am grateful for the opportunities that have come my way thanks to MAA and am so happy to be able to serve the art community in a leadership role.

In July 2019 I was a featured artist in a two person show at Aurora Gallery. I feel very fortunate to have had my art on walls around town every day since showing for the first time at James Dunbar’s studio/gallery on Main St.

I seem to express myself in ways that are changing often. I began with charcoal pencils and sticks on paper. Not too long after that I thought adding a little water to the charcoal powder I was brushing my teeth with might stick to paper. I used a paper towel and a pile of charcoal powder and moving swiftly over the paper created Le Corbeau. Success!! I then began to wonder if it would stick to canvas. I created That Time In A Shipwreck, She Is Present and He Is Captivated, Desert Fox and Elephant among others. By the time summer was ending I was beginning to experiment with acrylics on canvas. I added acrylics to charcoal paintings and soon started using oil paint sticks creating pieces like The Lady. I am now known for painting large canvas, mixed media abstracts like Isolated and Unccountable. I love using pallet knives, large paint brushes, straws and chef’s chopper.

Elephant
Desert Fox
Le Corbeau
(left to right) She Is Present, Untitled and He Is Captivated
Isolated And Unaccountable
48″ x 48″
Change
36″ x 48″
#9
48″ x 48″

All images (c)2020 William C Ferguson

The Lady (c)2019 William C Ferguson

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