William Henry Blackman "Bill"

William Blackman was born February 2, 1930 in San Diego, California.

In 1948 he joined the Navy and was stationed in Hawaii. After his short tour of active duty (1 year in those days) he returned to California and attended Woodbury College to learn about Advertising and the Graphic Arts. While there, he met his wife Shirley, who coincidentally came from the Big Island of Hawaii. They were married in 1955 in her hometown of Honokaa. When they returned to California he began his career in advertising as a print media production manager.

In 1965 he turned his hobby of oil painting into another career by contracting with a national art gallery to paint seascapes and landscapes. In 1980 Bill began teaching his method of painting to students in private classes around the country. Since then he has authored 5 art instruction books published by Susan Scheewe and produced numerous art packets and DVDs.

William Henry Blackman "Bill"
P.O. Box 1386
Thousand Oaks, CA 91358-0386
Phone: (805) 495-5076