William Haskell aims to create something that is uniquely his own. His work is based on the natural abstraction he sees around him as well as places he has experienced and the emotions he has felt. He also wants his paintings to reflect the vibrant colors and the energy of the West. They are both fictional and reality. He blends the angles of cubism and modernism with the sensuous flowing forms of regionalism and surrealism to form a cohesive painting that gives viewers their own experiences and stories.
His work consists of many symbolic elements such as the monsoon rains that he views as optimism or tornados that represent the changes that occur every day in our lives. His small houses not only represent our human footprints, but also are contrasted with the power and grandeur of nature. Haskell wants the viewer to enjoy the energetic movement of each painting.