Bill Schwarz

Bill graduated with a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Toronto in 1966 and was admitted to the
Law Society of Upper Canada in 1968. Born and raised for the first seventeen years of his life in Regina and
Tyvan, Saskatchewan, he won his first colouring contest at the age of five! This burst of glory was interrupted
for fifty years by school and his law practice. However, genius can never be suppressed! His smouldering
interest in art was re-kindled in 1997 when his wife, Nancy, suggested they take an art course. In the pursuit
of excellence his artistic skills were developed at the Ontario College of Art and Design, the Dundas Valley
School of Art, the Homer Watson House & Gallery, the Cambridge Library and Gallery, the Georgian Bay
School of Art, the Fallbrook School of Art, and by attending artists’ workshops and painting trips in Canada,
the United States, Mexico and Europe. Bill carries on an active law practice in Cambridge, Ontario with Pettitt
Schwarz Hills [PSH Lawyers].

Artist Statement
Art helps me find the balance to what I was trained to do, what I want to do and what I see around me. As
a lawyer, I am trained to look at facts, to study detail to find the core of an issue. Often in my practice, what
may appear simple may be infinitely more complex. With my art, I want to do the opposite. The world around
me - landscape, architecture, people - is a complexity of planes, texture and subtlety of colour. I want to make
this intricacy simple. I feel that my art is a quest to find a balance between the detail I am trained to find and
the simplicity I want to achieve.