His artistic eye and talents were developed whilst serving as a photographer in the Royal Navy. On leaving the Navy, Bill became a widely regarded and published press photographer. He developed his passion for art by modelling Historex figures specialising in the Napoleonic period. He entered his figures in the open International Competition for military figures in Fontainebleau France. He won several awards and trophies and was one of only two people in England to be awarded the Historex cross.
Bill has a selection of original fine art paintings from his portfolio currently on exhibition at various galleries and locations in the UK and in Texas, USA.