About the Artist

 

William Warlick (Bill) is a former member of the Charleston Artists Guild, and is a local architect in Charleston.  He has had a private practice for over thirty two years in the Charleston area, designing numerous projects that include commercial projects, churches, and custom homes throughout the low country.  He is a sole-practitioner, and enjoys every aspect of design, but specializes in high-end custom residential design.



Although still a practicing architect, Bill has taken an interest in oil painting, and it is this endeavor that has become his latest passion.  While taking several art and sculpture courses during his years at Clemson University’s School of Architecture, Bill had a painting purchased by the Textile School at Clemson University, and a sculpture exhibited in the Springs Mills Art Show was subsequently purchased by Wachovia Bank.  Although having this brief career in art during his college years, he did not return to painting until 2002.  As a self-taught artist, Bill has continued to paint as time allows, and has exhibited and sold a number of his paintings over the years.    



Initially, Bill began painting still-life paintings, composed of items he found around the house.  Always interested in setting a particular “mood” through design and lighting, he took that interest into his paintings by trying to capture the light playing off of arranged objects that tell a story through their selection and arrangement.  He has also explored landscape painting and has had two landscape paintings exhibited at the Garden of Dreams Art Competition 2013, sponsored by the Charleston Artist’s Guild for Magnolia Gardens.