an organization of realist and figurative artists from the pacific northwest
William G. Hook
Bill Hook received his architectural degree at the University of Illinois in 1970 and practiced architecture in Chicago before he moved to Seattle where he joined the firm of Olson Walker in 1980. He started his own firm providing architectural illustrations in 1986. His role as an illustrator for the next 25 years placed him in a unique position to observe and participate in a vast range of projects of all scales from residences to entire cities and to work with developers, architects, planners and institutions locally and nationally.
His media of choice is watercolor, which he is currently using to explore the more industrial and transitional elements of our environment, as opposed to the beautiful imagery of the future as projected by planners, architects and developers. He is particularly interested in using the qualities of light and weather conditions to present, what some consider, mundane subjects in a new context. He loves the dynamic processes of construction and maintenance which are an intrinsic part of the urban experience.
His most recent works show up on his facebook page as well as his website, www.wghook.com.
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The Northwest Figurative Artists’ Alliance was an organization of artists from the Pacific Northwest that formed in the early 1990s as an advocacy and educational group devoted to figuration and realism in the visual arts.
The Northwest Figurative Artists' Alliance is no longer active, and is not accepting memberships.