Bill Tansey was at an art show in 2010 and became mesmerized by a Nicholas De Steal painting. Two years later he closed his business built a house on Cape Cod and spent the next two years studying, painting, and taking photographs. He now resides in Bridgehampton, New York with his partner and has a painting studio in Southampton, NY.

He has been featured in publications like Architectural Digest, W, Vogue, Luxe Interior + Design, Town and Country, Purist, Forbes, and Long Island Pulse. His artwork has also been featured at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY, the Park Avenue Armory, and The Provincetown Art Association and Museum. In 2015, he received the Catherine and Theo Hios Best Landscape Award at Guild Hall by curator Marla Prather of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For the oil painting “Dive” 2023 “Tansey says “it was inspired by mid-century advertisements between 1938 and 1950. Simple shapes and graphic illustrations were used to promote a new modern way of living.” Known today for his oil paintings, Tansey will show selected works for this solo exhibition in Hudson. These include abstract, uniquely textured still lifes, flowers, landscapes, and figures.

He draws inspiration from the impasto canvas paintings of Nicolas de Staël, expressionistic paintings of Joan Mitchell, and the figurative paintings of Alex Katz. His technique involves a broad brush and palette knife with a sophisticated sense of color. Tansey has studied at the International Center of Photography, The School of Visual Arts, The Arts Students League of New York, The New York Film Academy, and the Provincetown Art Association.

This is his second solo show at the Robin Rice Gallery, now in her new location at 234 Warren Street in Hudson NY.