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Old Stone Bridge

Tennessee-based Artist

Bill Puryear

Bill 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

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

Bill Puryear