Puryear lives on a Middle Tennessee farm north of Nashville, where
he paints from his studio overlooking the Cumberland River. While he
paints in all media and genre, his special interest is realizing the
beauty of our environment, which is vanishing every day and which we
are often too busy to notice.
His works have been displayed in juried shows at Cheekwood, the
Parthenon, the Central South, The Junior Service League, Warner Park
Nature Center and other shows. He is represented in numerous
private, corporate and institutional collections. His Rites of
Passage was calendar picture for The Tennessee Conservationist and
his Greenfield Station was chosen a Sumner County Bicentennial
He is a member of the Tennessee Art League, The Tennessee Watercolor
Society, ArtSumner, The Chestnut Group, and a Signature Member of
Southern Light Artists of America. A preview of the books on the
early history of the Cumberland Valley he is currently collaborating
on may be seen at
08.11.17: Visit Bill
Puryear at the Gallatin Public Library on Friday, September 29
from 12 noon - 2 pm for a book signing of his latest release,
An Artist's Almanac.
Puryear's paintings and books are now available for purchase online!
Visit the new SHOP today.
07.17.17: Bill Puryear's latest book,
An Artist's Almanac, is now available to order!
This beautiful 284 page hardcover is a collection of more
than one hundred of Bill's essays based on his personal
experiences and epiphanies.
Click here for details and to purchase your copy today.
sometimes wonder how I shall
live long enough to paint all I see."
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