Bill Needs is a long-time resident of Marietta, GA, having moved here from Ohio. He spent 25 years as a rehabilitation counselor with Big Brothers of America before retiring.
He became interested in drawing after he purchased a small pen and ink drawing during a trip to Croatia. The drawing sparked his curiosity about drawing techniques. He soon enrolled in a drawing course at Kennesaw State University. There, he discovered his hidden talent for drawing. Bill continued to experiment with different drawing techniques on his own. Soon, he was exhibiting and teaching drawing classes himself. His works have been exhibited at many local venues and shows, including the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art’s Metro Montage, Kennesaw’s Smith Gilbert Gardens and the Smyrna Library.
Bill has illustrated several books: Quarter-Peeled Oranges by Dr. Bruce Gillett, Rest Brave Comrades, Your Work is Done by Civil War historian Brad Quinlin and Mystery of the Trees by Don and Diane Wells. He also does commissioned works.
Artist Statement: I don’t know where this artistic gift is taking me. All I know is, it’s a fantastic journey!