Bill Pike water & reflections

water n.
a colourless, odourless liquid

Yet water, particularly a water surface, has so many wonderful effects which are often taken for granted, or not even noticed, by those whose very existence depends on it in everyday life...

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Bill Pike lives and works in Berkshire, England.

The images on this site have been produced by scanning 35mm transparencies using a slide scanner. The colours and quality of the images may not therefore be representative of the original paintings.


An early painting
BornCambridge, England

Schools, Training and Education

1953-1955 Croxton Park Junior School, Cambridgeshire.
Early 1955 Houldsworth Valley Primary School, Newmarket, Suffolk.
1955-1960 Stetchworth Heath Primary School, Cambridgeshire.
1960-1963 Bottisham Village College, Cambridgeshire.
1963-1965 Stockbridge County Secondary (Now Test Valley Comprehensive) School, Hampshire. 5 GCE '0' Levels (English Lang., Maths., Geography, Woodwork, Metalwork.) Passed.
1965-1966 Meteorological Office Training School, Sanmore, Middlesex (Scientific Civil Service). ASO Grade 13-week Course for Meteorological Observers. First out of 16 students in 'Recording Instruments' final examination.
1967-1970 Metropolitan Correspondence College. St Albans, Hertfordshire.
Jan 1970 GCE 'A' Level Geography Passed in London.
1971-1972 Art Classes at North Berkshire College for Further Education, Abingdon (now Oxon.)
1972-1973 Fine Art Foundation Year Course, Regent Circus College, Swindon. Wiltshire.
Jul 1973 GCE 'A' Level Art Passed. Awarded 'Tunley Prize for Painting'.
1973-1976 Maidstone College of Art, Oakwood Park, Maidstone, Kent. Educative College Visits to Amsterdam (Easter 1975) and Paris (Easter 1976).
Jul 1976 Awarded BA (Upper Second Class Honours) Majoring in Painting. Subsdiary: Weaving. Thesis 'The Science & Mythology of Rainbows & Haloes' receives General Studies Department Commendation.
Sep 1977 Awarded British Council/ Italian Government 'Short-term Research Bursary' to Milano, Italy. Studying Leonardo da Vinci's 'Codex Atlantico' in Milan's Ambrosian Library and Museum of Science & Technology. Visit to Leonardo's birthplace in Vinci. Many 'source' photographs of water taken in Switzerland, N.Italy, & S.France.
1980-1982 Awarded Commonwealth Scholarship to attend the University of British Columbia, Canada. Special Travel Allowance granted to visit Art Museums & Galleries in Canada & USA during Summer 1980...'Coast to Coast' 8-week trip accomplishes this.
May 1982 Graduated with MFA (Master of Fine Arts Degree) of UBC Vancouver. Including Thesis 'The Use of Photographs by Canadian Painters During the Past Twelve Years'.