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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bill Cone ~ 'Side of the Road'

Born and raised in California, Bill Cone studied fine art at San Francisco State, and illustration at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After working as an illustrator for many years, Cone began working for Pixar Animation Studios as a set designer on Toy Story, going on to subsequent projects as a Production Designer for A Bugs Life, Toy Story 2, and Cars. In 2004, Cone organized an artist's pack trip into the Sierra Nevada back country, which has become an ongoing source of inspiration in his personal work. Several of his Sierra trips have been covered in Plein Air magazine. His work has appeared in the Pastel Journal on several occasions, including a feature piece in the August 2013 issue, when he was the cover artist. A member of the California Art Club, Cone's work is in high demand and  has been exhibited in various galleries and venues in California over the last 12 years, including the CAC Gold Medal show. Since 2009, Bill has had 4 solo shows at the Studio Gallery in San Francisco. He currently teaches several workshops a year, one in the Sierra Nevada, and several in the Pt. Reyes National Seashore.  We are very grateful for Bill's donation to The Mother Hen Project - a beautiful, framed 9x12 pastel on Canson paper - titled 'Side of the Road'