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Bill PuryearBill Puryear lives on a Middle Tennessee farm north of Nashville, where he paints from his studio overlooking the Cumberland River. While he paints in all media and genre, his special interest is realizing the beauty of our environment, which is vanishing every day and which we are often too busy to notice.

His works have been displayed in juried shows at Cheekwood, the Parthenon, the Central South, The Junior Service League, Warner Park Nature Center and other shows. He is represented in numerous private, corporate and institutional collections. His Rites of Passage was calendar picture for The Tennessee Conservationist and his Greenfield Station was chosen a Sumner County Bicentennial print.

He is a member of the Tennessee Art League, The Tennessee Watercolor Society, ArtSumner, The Chestnut Group, and a Signature Member of Southern Light Artists of America. A preview of the books on the early history of the Cumberland Valley he is currently collaborating on may be seen at www.cumberlandpioneers.com.


03.12.18: The March issue of the Artist's Almanac newsletter is now available online. Read here.

02.10.18: The February issue of the Artist's Almanac newsletter is now available online. Read here.

08.07.17: Bill Puryear's paintings and books are now available for purchase online! Visit the new SHOP today.

07.17.17: Bill Puryear's latest book, An Artist's Almanac, is now available to order! This beautiful 284 page hardcover is a collection of more than one hundred of Bill's essays based on his personal experiences and epiphanies. Click here for details and to purchase your copy today.


"I sometimes wonder how I shall
live long enough to paint all I see."

Bill Puryear
1512 Cherokee Road, Gallatin, TN 37066, Email: pury@comcast.net

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