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Bill Strydesky began his journey on the artist path as a child in N.J. where he started painting at the age of twelve. Years later in Washington D.C. he would expand his interest into works expressing his rich emotional life using oil pastels, while being inspired and influenced by his friend Jacob Kainen who was an American painter and printmaker. Kainen is also known as an art historian, writing books on John Baptist Jackson and the etchings of Canaletto. Today Bill paints acrylic creations that represent both his response to the world around him and his own inner world. He was profoundly affected by the events of 9-11 at which point his work changed dramatically. His color palette literally exploded and his definition became much more clear and dynamic.

It is his inner world that is most represented in his paintings which push the limits of the status quo and prove that Bill’s work is beyond convention. The images he creates are filled with provocative shapes, intense colors and energetic movement which transport the viewer into uncharted territory, also known as “Planet Bill”.

Art forms have always fascinated Bill with symbolism and patterns being his main interest. Throughout history many amulets, charms, talismans and symbols have been used by religious sects and the occult as well. This started him on a path of discovery into early religious and occult drawings. As he explored the use of symbols over the years, he found the drawings in the pyramids to be unique. Geometry enters into many of these drawings and works of art, so Bill’s passion for Sacred Geometry drew him into the research of ancient symbols. This led him to the Seals of Solomon the King, which are still used today in some obscure religions. Bill’s interest in the Seals of Solomon caused him to thoroughly explore them. There are 72 Seals of Solomon and each one represents a different entity. As far as he was able to discover no painting of the Seals as a set existed. Being mesmerized by the Seals and the meaning behind each one he decided to paint the entire set of 72 Seals. The interesting thing is the first Seal he painted was done in 1998 and subsequent paintings were done over the next 20+ years. Bill plans on finishing the series of 72 this year and exhibitions will be planned for 2022.

Bill’s artwork has exhibited in numerous shows and galleries over the years. His work can be found in the homes of discerning collectors all over the world. Bill is also a supporter of the arts as well as a collector of art. His personal collection is impressive and includes world renowned artists as well as local artists that are just starting out.

If you would like to visit Bill’s studio, contact him by phone at 843-267-4477 or e-mail at mrbillwf@sc.rr.com.

PRIVATE GALLERIES

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Solo Exhibitions

2020 Gifu Art Gallery, Surfside Beach, SC, 2018 Gifu Art Gallery, Surfside Beach, SC, 2016 Gifu Art Gallery, Surfside Beach, SC, 2012 Fresh Brewed, Myrtle Beach, SC, 2008 A Retrospective: Bill Strydesky, Gifu Art Exchange, Conway, SC, 2003 Michaels Art Gallery, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Group Exhibitions

2020 Gifu Art Gallery, Surfside Beach, SC, 2019 Gifu Art Gallery, Surfside Beach, SC, 2018 Gifu Art Gallery, Surfside Beach, SC, 2017 Gifu Art Gallery, Surfside Beach, SC, 2014 CoWork, Myrtle Beach, SC, 2013 House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, SC, 2013 Martin’s, Myrtle Beach, SC, 2013 Greg Normans, Myrtle Beach, SC, 2013 Global Awareness Project: Market Commons, Myrtle Beach, SC, 2012 Collectors Cafe Fall Art Show, Myrtle Beach, SC, 2012 Fresh Brewed, Myrtle Beach, SC, 2012 Art & Soul Gallery, Myrtle Beach, SC, 2009 Collectors Cafe Art Show, Myrtle Beach, SC, 2008 Gifu Art Xchange, Conway, SC, 2007 Long Bay Symphony, Myrtle Beach, SC, 2007 Gifu Art Xchange, Conway, SC, 2006 Gifu Art Xchange, Conway, SC, 2005 Gifu Art Xchange, Conway, SC.

Print Media & Online Periodicals

The Sun News, Listed: Romancing Creativity. April 2018. The Sun News, Listed: The Past, Present & Future. January 2017. 3DotMagazine. Featured, interview with photographs. December 2012. Alternatives Magazine. Featured with photographs. April 2010. The Sun News. Featured front page with photographs. March 2009. The Brunswick Beacon. Featured, caption with photographs. March 2009. The Sun News. Featured, caption with photographs. March 2009. Coast Magazine. Featured, caption with photographs. March 2009. SC Women Magazine. Featured with caption. December 2008. The Myrtle Beach Herald. Photograph with caption. October 2008. The Horry Independent. Featured with caption. May 2008. Weekly Surge. Featured, caption with photographs. April 2008. The Horry Independent. Featured, photograph with caption. February 2008. The Coastal Journal. Quote with photograph. August 2007. The Sun News. Photograph with caption. October 2007. Kicks. Photo with caption. October 2007. Coastal Business Magazine. Interview with photograph. August 2007. Alternatives Magazine. Feature with photographs. August 2007. Kicks. Listed. August 2007. Coastal Business Life. Featured, photograph with caption. July 2007. The Horry Independent. Featured, photograph with caption. July 2007. Kicks. Listed. June 2007. The Horry Independent. Featured. May 2007. Long Bay Symphony. Featured, photograph with caption. April 2007. Alternatives Magazine. Feature with photographs. April 2007. The Sun News, Featured. caption with photographs. March 2007. BeachLifestylesMagazine. Feature, quote, photograph with caption. March 2007. Kicks. Feature, photograph with caption. Febraury 2007. Kicks. Photo with caption. January 2007. The Horry Independent. Quotes, photograph with caption. January 2007. US Airways Magazine. Quotes with photograph, December 2006. The Breeze. Feature, Quotes, photograph with caption. November 2006. Weekly Surge. Quotes, photograph with caption. September 2006. The Horry Independent. Quotes, photograph with caption. September 2006. The Horry Independent. Quotes, photograph with caption. August 2006. Myrtle Beach Alternatives. Quotes, photograph with caption. July 2006. The Sun News. Photograph with caption. July 2006. The Sun News. Feature, quotes, photograph with caption. June 2006. Kicks. Feature, Photograph with caption. May 2006. The Sun News. Photograph with caption. May 2006. Alternatives Magazine. Cover, feature with photograph. May 2006. Rivertown Jazz & Arts Festival Magazine. Cover, poster, feature with photograph. May 2006. The Horry Independent. Caption with photograph. March 2006. The Sun News, Feature. interview and quotes. April 2006. The Horry Independent. Caption with photograph. October 2005. Coast Magazine. Feature, interview and quotes. May 2005. The Sun News. Listed and quote. January 2005.

Radio/Television

CNN. Interview, Myrtle Beach, SC, May 2015. Exosphere Radio. Interview, London, May 2013. TV3DOTMAG.com. Interview, Myrtle Beach, SC, November 2012. HomeStyle with Diane DeVaughn Stokes. Interview, Myrtle Beach, SC, April 2003. WMBF News 6. News Feature, Myrtle Beach, SC, April 2003. HomeStyle with Diane DeVaughn Stokes. Interview, Myrtle Beach, SC, June 2002.

SOCIAL

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