Bill Shoemaker

    "The natural beauty of wildlife has always held a fascination for me.  This beauty, with its graceful and often gentle aspect, features prominently in the creation of my artwork; as in the grace of a heron hidden among the reeds stalking his next meal, unaware that he is being photographed. I know that capturing such perfection can be daunting, but as an artist this is my objective."
    Bill Shoemaker has been drawing with a passion for detail since childhood.  After studying commercial art, he did freelance work while also entering fine art shows.  He broadened his artistic horizons to include pastel.  Soon thereafter Bill added several awards including that of first place for pastel at the New Jersey State Fair.  Bill started working in the color pencil medium in 1993 and since received over 60 awards for his work.  The body of his work consists mostly of wildlife.
Visit his website:  billshoemakercpsa.com


RECENT AWARDS & RECOGNITION
2015  Received Best of Show Award, Flagler County Art League, Palm Coast, FL
2015  Artwork (2 pieces) selected for publication in North Light Books' Strokes of Genius #8
2015  Juried into the 9th Annual Keystone National Juried Works on Paper Exhibit, Mechanicsburg, PA
2015  Juried into the Nature and Wildlife Exhibit, 6th Annual, St. Augustine, FL
2015  Received 2nd Place Award,  Flagler County Art League, Palm Coast, FL
2015  Received Best in Show Award, Flagler County Art League “The Sky's the Limit Show”,  Palm Coast, FL
2015  Received 3rd Place Award, St. Augustine Art Association “Fantastic Florida Show”, St. Augustine, FL
2014  Received 1st Place Award, FCAL Show "Saturday Evening with the Artist", Palm Coast, FL
2014  Juried into the 5th Annual Nature and Wildlife Exhibit, St. Augustine, FL
2014  Selected to submit art for the “Silent Auction” of CPSA Exhibition, Daytona Beach, FL
2014  Received Best In Show award- Flagler County Art League "Go Coastal" Show, Palm Coast, FL
2014  Selected artwork (Rosie's World) for publication in "CP Hidden Treasures" by Ann Kullberg
2013  Received 3rd place award - Flagler County Art League Annual Show, Palm Coast, FL
2013  Artwork selected for publication in North Light Books' Strokes of Genius #6
2013  The 14th annual Member Show hosted by Ann Kullberg’s CP Magazine
2013  Selected to show artwork at the 21st Annual CPSA Exhibition, Brea, CA
2013  Selected to submit Art to the “Silent Auction” of CPSA Exhibition, Brea, CA
2013  Juried into the 4th Annual Nature and Wildlife Exhibit,  St. Augustine, FL
2012  Juried into the 3rd Annual Nature and Wildlife Exhibit, St. Augustine, FL
2012  Selected to show artwork at the 20th Annual CPSA Exhibition, Covington, KY
2012  Received 5 year Merit Award at 20th Annual CPSA Exhibition, Covington, KY
2011   Juried into the Judith Ryan Williams Wildlife Exhibition, St. Augustine, FL
2011   Selected to show artwork at the 19th Annual CPSA Exhibition,  Dallas, TX
2011   Selected to submit artwork to the “Silent Auction” of CPSA  Exhibition,  Dallas, TX
2011   Received Best In Show Award- Animal theme at Flagler County Art League, Palm Coast, FL
2010   Artwork (2 pieces) selected for publication in North Light Books' Strokes of Genius #3
2010   Finalist in Artist Magazine’s 27th Annual Competition
2010   Juried into the Judith Ryan Williams Wildlife Exhibition, St. Augustine, FL
2010   Received signature status at the 18th Annual CPSA Exhibition, Los Gatos, CA
2010   Selected to show artwork at the 18th Annual CPSA Exhibition, Los Gatos, CA
2009  Received second place award “Up Close & Personal Show”, St. Augustine Art Association, FL
2009  Selected to show artwork at the 17th Annual CPSA Exhibition Atlanta, GA
2008  Received first place award “Fall Members Show”, St. Augustine Art Association, St. Augustine, FL
2008  Received fourth place award “Honors Show”, St. Augustine Art  Association, St. Augustine, FL
2008  Selected to show artwork at the 16th Annual CPSA Exhibition, Seattle, WA
2007  Received first place award “Art in the Park Show”, Flagler County Art League, Palm Coast, FL

Memberships
Founding member & past president (2005-09), CPSA District Chapter #117, St. Augustine, FL
Signature member of Color Pencil Society of America (CPSA)
Member of St. Augustine Art Association, St. Augustine, FL
Member of Flagler County Art League, Palm Coast, FL
Member of Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Ormond Beach FL