Gifted Child - Master Artist
William Nichols (Bill), began painting portraits at the early age of ten. Because of this unusual childhood gift, at twelve
he was invited to study under master portrait artist, Hugh Walters, a leading Dutch classical portrait artist. With a Bachelors
of Arts degree from the Florida State University School of Art and a PhD in Philosophy, Nichols studied art in China, Japan,
India, Israel and throughout Europe. Throughout his 30 years as a commission portrait artist, Nichols has emphasized emotion
and restraint. His portraits are especially appreciated for his minutely detailed precision that is unerringly true to life.
His paintings include such dignitaries as:
Bob Dole; International scholar, John Paul Newport; White House Attorney and U.S. Commissioner, Tony Armendariz; Sixteen United
States Air Force Chief Master Sergeants; Sysco Founder, John Baugh; Miss Teen America, 2008; Stanford University Professor
and author, Dr. Abraham Verghese; Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics Founder, Dr. Marvin Forland; HEB Grocery Leaders,
Mr. & Mrs. Howard Butt, San Antonio philanthropist, Edith McAllister; Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Executive Coordinator,
Dr. Daniel Vestal; Central Baptist Theological Seminary, President, Dr. Molly Marshall and many others.
he is not painting a commissioned portrait or attending an unveiling ceremony, Nichols paints portraits of ordinary people
from cultures where he has traveled. Because he lives in San Antonio, Texas, he also enjoys painting other Southwest subjects
such as still life and nature.
To discuss your interest in a
portrait, please call Dr. Nichols. He will be happy to talk to you without any obligations about your portrait needs.