William Welch received his art education at Ohio University, Philadelphia College of Art, and in Europe. He studied with Domineck DeStefano, Christopher Shenk, and Joseph McGurl. He refers to himself stylistically as an “academic impressionist,” drawing on his training in realism and expressiveness for “plein air” painting outdoors with a keen sense of light and color.
Using the same six-color palette favored by Claude Monet, the artist’s work is infused with the joyful spirit of 19th C. romance with a decidedly contemporary feeling. Widely collected by corporate and private clients in the Americas and abroad, Welch is a member of the Copley Society of Boston, the Philadelphia Watercolor Society (Signature Member), Plein Air Painters of America, and the Nantucket Artists’ Association.