Bill Tolley Artist

Original paintings by Bill Tolley

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Bill Tolley was born in Chiswick, London. At the age of fifteen Bill won a scholarship to Saint Martins College of Art, London. The three year course was intended to catch pupils at a young age and enable them to capture a spontaneous, naïve approach to art. The idea was to create an artist with the ability to be free-minded and insightful before it was lost through age.

After completing his course at Saint Martins he enrolled for two years national service. This was followed by a two year return to Saint Martins “sitting in” on lectures while working part time. After winning the scholarship to St. Martins College of Art, Bill Tolley started his career in the commercial world.

He eventually became a freelance visualizer, working for a number of advertising agencies, studios and mail order companies. In 1969 Bill moved to oil paintings and working with stained glass. Turning professional in 1970, Bill has a charming almost 'Lowry-esque' style.

Bill Tolley has many set views on art; he is forever exploring its boundaries and beyond. He does not own any of his paintings but paints for the enjoyment of other people rather than the aim of making a profit. He believes that if you paint for commercial reasons it would lack the honesty and genuine feeling that is captured in his paintings.

He has exhibited (some one-man shows) in the USA, Canada, Malaysia and Australia.

In his own words “philosophy satisfies the mind, whereas painting satisfies the emotions. Painting is not about being logical it is done emotionally.” His work evolves rather than being contrived and it is that involved depth which makes it so intriguing.

Bill Tolley’s original work is now in strong demand and has been published for prints and limited editions by one of the countries leading publishing companies.

 

We are very sad to announce that Bill passed away and there will therefore be no new originals. We still have Bill Tolley Limited Edition Prints for sale and occasionally we receive re-sales of his original work. Please email us if you are not already on our client list, and we will keep you Informed. If you should have an ORIGINAL that you wish to sell, please contact us at the gallery.

Autumn Skies - Painting by Bill Tolley

Autumn Skies

Original Painting by Bill Tolley

Image size is 36" x 30"

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Crimson Waters - Painting by Bill Tolley

Crimson Waters

Original Painting by Bill Tolley

Image size is 30" x 36"

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Flights of Fancy - Painting by Bill Tolley

Flights of Fancy

Original Painting by Bill Tolley

Image size is 30" x 36"

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> Limited edition prints by Bill Tolley

 

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