WILLIAM ROY BROWNRIDGE: Born, Rosetown Sk. 1932 (Spina Bifida/Club Feet) where his first art lessons were by correspondence. Later, he studied for four years in graphic design, Institute of Technology & Art Calgary (1953/57), and two summer painting workshops, U of S Emma Lake. (Will Barnett/ Ken Lochead). He went on to work at Francis/Williams/Johnson, Advertising & Public Relations, as artistic/creative director. (1970/95)
Bill is a published author. In 1975/76, he received a Canada Council Grant to paint vanishing prairie railway buildings/men and these paintings and interviews formed the basis of a coffee table book: Tracking The Iron Horse.
Three children’s books published, - (Orca) The Moccasin Goalie series. (1995/2002)
His new book (self published) is; The Boy Who Wouldn’t Fight. (2014)
Bill continues to paint and exhibit widely since 1975, and is represented by a number of galleries (see below) and his work is in numerous collections.
where to see or read more
shows: Bill is represented by the following galleries.
Mayberry Fine Art - Toronto and Winnipeg
Gibson Fine Art - Calgary
Canada House - Banff
Effusion Gallery - Invemere BC
web: Bill has an excellent website with many images and info about his work. See it here.
press: Bill Brownridge has received much press, here are some recent entries.
Globe & Mail (April 6 2014) (display advert.)
Toronto Star (April 6 2014) (Show review )
Hockey News (article) (Sept 2014)
CBC TV – Hockey Day In Canada (Jan. 2014) Lloydminster AB.
Calgary Herald, Winnipeg Sun, Edmonton Journal, Ottawa Citizen – as well as many local newspapers on the prairies.
contact Bill Brownridge