Bill Zima

For the first year while living in Scotland Bill walked the Eastern Breakwater in Edinburgh nearly every day. Having grown up in Chicago, near Lake Michigan, it was the first time he had lived with and experienced tides, moving, living bodies of water. The water could have many faces and energies, calm and ferocious, hot and cold. This body of acrylic paintings celebrate the energy and personality of water not only in Scotland, and in Great Britain, as well as the whole world. In these paintings he continues to explore his interest in patterns found in nature, originally in trees and their branch structures, further with leaf vein networks, and now amid patterns of splashes, gurgles and soughs a new visual, psychological and creative dialog with water has emerged.