Bill Baffa has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA) from Boston University, and has been the recipient of national and many local awards for his watercolors. Among these are the “Best in Show” and “Honorable Mention” from the Huntington Arts Council. His paintings are in several private collections in the United States and abroad.
Influenced by his mother, who was a successful fashion illustrator in New York City for many years, Bill painted throughout high school, college and post-college, until a successful career as an advertising art director/graphic designer and the raising of his children, left no time for painting.
With what little time he could spare, Bill studied figure drawing with Jack Potter in the School of Visual Arts in NYC, and also studied with the renowned artist Frank Reilly, at the Frank J. Reilly School of Art in NYC.
Bill started painting again after he retired. With his wife, Arlene, Bill now travels extensively throughout the USA and abroad, always on the lookout for the unique small element within the larger view, which touches his soul, speaks to him, and whispers “paint me.” As a result, Bill paints simple but powerful images that bring to life visual nuances that would otherwise be missed by casual observers.
Some Of My Favorite Artists
Although I tend to paint my subject matter in a tight realistic style of painting, I enjoy viewing all kinds of art from abstract to photorealism.
Some of my favorite artists: J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) The Japanese Woodcut artists of the 19th Century: