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William Underwood

William Underwood

Pinellas Park, FL

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Underwood holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Eastern Kentucky University (major in painting, minor in drawing), studied life drawing at the Louisville School of Art, and taught art fundamentals as a graduate assistant at Southern Illinois University. In 1995, he obtained a Master of Arts degree from the University of South Florida, and from 1999 to 2001 completed a two year stint as an adjunct drawing and design instructor at a local college. He was the figure drawing instructor at the Gulf Coast Museum of Art in Largo, Florida for many years.

• Drawings.
Underwood's work runs the gamut from traditional black and white pencil landscapes to portraits of people and animals, along with several featuring a fantasy twist. Besides graphite pencils, you will see pieces in color pencils, charcoal, and most recently, scratchboard. Scratchboard is a drawing technique using sharp knives and tools for etching into a thin layer of white clay that is coated with black India ink. As for drawing surfaces, that runs the gamut as well: white illustration board and paper, grey paper, and black paper. Some of the black paper drawings are done with only a white pencil, others use the full range of color pencils.

• Photography.
Underwood’s interest in photography dates back to his college days, but this hobby became an obsession in the mid-1990’s when he purchased his first large format camera. The work consists primarily Black & White photographs shot with large & medium format film cameras, alongside an ever increasing inventory of digital High Dynamic Range photographs.

Underwood is currently displaying and selling his award winning art at some of the most prestigious shows in Florida.

 

Dwarf Mangrove by William Underwood

 

Bahia Honda by William Underwood

 

DragonHeart by William Underwood

 

Merritt Island by William Underwood

 

Cruickshank Trail by William Underwood

 

Lettuce Lake by William Underwood

 

Old Iron Bridge by William Underwood

 

Tamiami Trail by William Underwood

 

Birdon Canal by William Underwood

 

St Augustine Lighthouse by William Underwood

 

Cedar Tide by William Underwood

 

Low Tide Reflects by William Underwood

 

Lettuce Overlook by William Underwood

 

Kiev Swamp by William Underwood

 

County Road 39 by William Underwood

 

Copeland Prairie Revisited by William Underwood

 

Concho Billy by William Underwood

 

Big Talbot Reflects by William Underwood

 

Copeland Prairie by William Underwood

 

Clingman's Dome by William Underwood

 

Big Sky by William Underwood

 

Cloud Nine by William Underwood

 

Bouquet by William Underwood

 

Its Five O'Clock Somewhere by William Underwood

 

Skyway Bridge by William Underwood

 

When the Sun Goes Down by William Underwood

 

New Smyrna Marina by William Underwood

 

Seabreeze 6th Floor by William Underwood

 

No More Mondays by William Underwood

 

Sailors Take Warning by William Underwood

 

Twin Palms by William Underwood

 

Rapids by William Underwood

 

Iris by William Underwood

 

Glades Sunset by William Underwood

 

Happy Gator by William Underwood

 

Pelican Pier by William Underwood

 

Lone Bird by William Underwood

 

Little Blue Heron by William Underwood

 

Florida National Cemetary by William Underwood

 

Purple Flowers by William Underwood

 

Four Flowers by William Underwood