William Hays

William Hays has been creating beautiful works of art for more than 40 years. Born in Virginia in 1956, he began painting in watercolors as a teenager and had his first solo exhibition after moving to Anchorage, Alaska in 1980. In 1986 he added a Bachelor of Arts in sculpture (University of Alaska) to his Bachelor of Arts in Geography (from Virginia Tech). After moving to Vermont from Alaska in 1987, he concentrated on painting in oils, doing landscapes and portraits. His works in printmaking began in 2007 with the encouragement of his late wife, Patricia. Since 2012 Hays has concentrated exclusively on printmaking, working primarily with reduction linocuts and woodcuts. William now lives in western Massachusetts.

Hays' work is frequently included in juried exhibitions regionally and nationally where he has often been singled out for recognition. His artworks grace the walls of private collectors in well more than a dozen countries around the world.

Selected Works