Sentinel Rising
40 x 30 in.

Bill Cramer is the featured artist for the 10th Plein Air Art Invitational at Zion National Park. Bill will be one of 24 artists painting the park throughout the week of November 5-11, 2018, with proceeds benefiting educational and youth programs at the park. Sponsored by the Zion Forever Project, this event includes free demonstrations, instructive evening lectures, silent auction and paint-out. More information is available at

Bill Cramer grew up in southern California. As an experienced rock climber, he spent much of his youth enjoying the more vertical places of the American west. This gave him a perspective of the world that few others would ever experience. He received a fine arts degree from California State University Long Beach in 1989, and later moved to Prescott, Arizona with his wife Michelle to be closer to the scenery they both enjoyed. It was there that Bill discovered the joys and challenges of landscape painting, his outdoor experiences providing much of the insight and inspiration expressed in his art. Today with his wife and two daughters, Sarah and Megan, Bill divides his time between family, art and outdoor pursuits.