This show features oil paintings by Estes Park artist Bill Fritz.
Bill Fritz graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Fritz spent his career as Executive Art Director and Creative Director for large advertising agencies. He won numerous creative awards in both print and television advertising. Some of the accounts he worked on include Pillsbury, General Mills, Eli Lilly (Élan of Products), Pioneer Seeds, John Deere and many others.
Bill and his wife Dana moved to Estes Park twenty years ago where he developed his interest in oil painting taking workshops from Cathy Goodale, Karol Mack, Robert Johnson, Jim Biggers and Margaret Jensen.
Cathy Goodale was the first, and a comment she made during his first workshop was a quote she picked up from, Bill believes, one of her mentors.
"Painting is pushing and pulling a lot of paint".
Bill thinks he might be getting the idea, and it's true. The trick is learning when to stop pushing or pulling.
Bill’s work was accepted into the "Lines into Shapes" national juried show in 2012 when he was awarded First Place in Oil Painting. He has also won both Best of Show and Honorable Mention in the Cultural Arts Council’s annual fall show.