William Alther

William (Bill) Alther’s work conveys his regard for the natural world.  Growing up in west Texas, Bill’s abiding respect and fondness for all forms of life has only increased with time.  A degree in wildlife biology from Texas A&M University eventually led to a position in the zoology department at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science for 13 years. 

Throughout, he was an active artist, drawing and painting from an early age.  During his first ten years after college, his artistic endeavors were focused on wood sculpture.  In his early 30’s he jumped back into two-dimensional work, spending the next few years painting in his free time and further developing his abilities.  In 2004 he began painting full-time.  

Bill participates in several prominent national shows each year in addition to his association with several established and respected galleries.  His most recent notable honor came in 2018 he received the “Red Smith” Artist’s Choice Award at the Western Visions show in Jackson, Wyoming.  He is a member of the Northwest Rendezvous Group, Society of Animal Artists, and Oil Painters of America.   His work is in the permanent collection of the Woodson Art Museum and many private collections.  Bill lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife, Debbie.