BILL HAFFNER Artist artworks for sale
Artist: BILL HAFFNER
Live in: Sarasota, FL, United States
Artworks for sale: 25.00
BILL HAFFNER Artist Bio:
Bill Haffner is a large canvas abstract artist. He has spent nearly a quarter of a century immersed in the eclectic local and international art scene as an artist, gallery director, fine art dealer and broker. In addition to being a painter, he has a high level of expertise in 20th century art and has built fine art collections for distinguished clients worldwide. Born and raised in New York, Bill's early years were steeped in all of the arts – galleries, live theatre, film, jazz and classical music. He credits his appreciation of fine art to the New York School artists, the original founders of abstract art, post WW ll. His parents were equally appreciative of the arts and encouraged Bill to follow his passion. His formal education was from the Cooper School of Art in Cleveland, Ohio. Ultimately, he made his way to the West Coast by way of Chicago and the Hawaiian Islands, always in association with his fine art career. His passion for art from the late 1940s to the late 1980s has made its way into his work – abstract, graphic, gritty, organic. His layering style captures the true intent of the paint. Paint to canvas is the main axiom for the work. Large, open canvas, relational painting with thematic elements is what comprises the work. With a few different painting styles, less is sometimes more as reflected in his canvas representation. Bill has left the bright lights of Los Angeles to take up residence in Sarasota Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. Here, he works with local interior design firms, helping them to complete interior aspects of their client assignments. His work lends to the design element the firm and the client are trying to accomplish. Bill remains rooted to the Los Angeles marketplace and travels back for subsequent visits, a few times a year. His work can be viewed in galleries and online sites across the country, in addition to his own website.