My Career and Process

10/29/2016 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arts Center East
Address: 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT 06066, USA

A presentation by Bill Thomson.

Bill Thomson has created artwork for advertising, book, and editorial clients across the United States. Thomson’s recent work has focused primarily on children’s books, illustrating Karate HourBuilding With DadBaseball Hour, and Soccer Hour, and he also created the wordless books ChalkFossil, and The Typewriter.

Thomson’s artwork has also received more than 75 awards in the country’s most prestigious juried illustration competitions, including those sponsored by the Society of Illustrators (NY), the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, Step Inside Design, and Three by Three. Thomson has received Gold and Silver Awards from both the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators and the Connecticut Art Director’s Club, and his work has been exhibited in numerous group shows in New York and across the country.

Bill Thomson is a Professor of Illustration at the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford where he received the Outstanding Teachers Award in 2004 and the Innovations in Teaching Award in 2011. Thomson lives and works in Southington, CT with his wife Diann and their three sons, Billy, Nik, and Ethan. To see more of Thomson’s artwork, please visit

Presentation: Saturday, October 29, 2:00 pm


Exhibit Dates: October 2 – October 29

Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Suggested Donation: $5