A Newport working Studio Gallery

55 Bellevue Avenue, Newport RI 02840

Bill Lane

Bill, at age 7, started drawing with Liz Harvey in, what was then, the Newport Art Association. Later in life, he started watercolor painting at the Attleboro Arts Museum in the early 90’s. However, running his own graphic design studio pulled him in lots of different directions, mostly away from painting as dictated by his ‘paying’ clients. He enjoys plein air painting whenever possible but New England winters, which make for frozen watercolors… and fingers… tend to keep him indoors.

Copley Society of art, Boston, full-artist member
Providence Art Club, artist member
New England Watercolor Society, signature artist member
Rhode Island Watercolor Society, signature artist member
American Watercolor Society, associate member
National Watercolor Society, associate member
Bristol Art Museum, artist member
Attleboro Art Museum, member


First Place
2015 Cecil Byrne Gallery, Charlston, SC, “Land, Sea & Sky” show, Walking the Dog

Second Place
2015 RIWS “Annual Members Show,” Berkeley at Boylston.

Merit Award
2012 – Copley Society of Art, “Holiday Show” Charles River Crew

Honorable Mention:
2014 – Spring Bull Gallery, “Artist’s Choice” Morning on Memorial
2013 – RIWS “Annual Members Show,” Morning Commute
2012 – RIWS “Show us your best,” Spring Steps
2008 – RIWS “Paint RI,” Disappearing Wires
2007 – RIWS “Paint RI,” Church Street Shadows
2007 – RIWS “Annual Member Show,” Jones Street Shadows
2005 – RIWS “Interiors,” Morning RGB

David Marsland Memorial Award:
2006 RIWS “Annual Members Show,” Cross Now Lady

Best in Show:
2012 – Bristol Art Museum “Sailing on the Bay,” Frostbitten

  • EG_Harbor
  • EG_am
  • Morning_Walk
  • Corne_Street
  • Breakers at Beavertail - Oil
  • Tremont_to_Park
  • Church at Spring